Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1985Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1985
9.4 out of 10 based on 121 user ratings.

Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

9.4121 ratings on Delectable
$239

Tasted several times and each time an awesome nose of blackberry, burnt toast, dried blood all with stunning definition. Just soars out of the glass. The palate is full-bodied, beautifully balanced with nigh on perfect acidity. So fresh and vibrant, powerful yet in some ways reserved and keeping something back. Notes of tar, cedar and a little pain grille. I still maintain that this is one of the best Bordeaux wines of the 1980's, as evinced by the numerous times I have tasted this. Drink now... Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Blackberry cassis, dark cherries, herbaceous, olive, liqueur notes, sweet spice. The 85 is still there but fading. Tasted at Cafe Lavinal which is owned by Lynch Bages. The Chateau is right next store.

Blackberry cassis, dark cherries, herbaceous, olive, liqueur notes, sweet spice. The 85 is still there but fading. Tasted at Cafe Lavinal which is owned by Lynch Bages. The Chateau is right next store.

9.0

Eddie Gilbert Delectable Pro

'85 Lunch Box and a stellar array of dishes at Torc. Minerals, red fruits, mushrooms and love. Big ups to Chef O'Toole and his team!

'85 Lunch Box and a stellar array of dishes at Torc. Minerals, red fruits, mushrooms and love. Big ups to Chef O'Toole and his team!

10

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

I've heard great things about this wine but I've never had a great bottle. Just something disjointed about it.

I've heard great things about this wine but I've never had a great bottle. Just something disjointed about it.

8.9

Kenneth Korsbæk Delectable Pro

Has a small hint of mint. showing really beauty full!

Has a small hint of mint. showing really beauty full!

9.6

Mark Oldman Delectable Pro

how to celebrate the reopening of the glorious #NYC icon that is #UnionSquareCafe (founded '85)? With a velvety, minty '85 #LynchBages, lamb shank, & bien sur, USC french fries

how to celebrate the reopening of the glorious #NYC icon that is #UnionSquareCafe (founded '85)? With a velvety, minty '85 #LynchBages, lamb shank, & bien sur, USC french fries

9.7

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Such a beautifully balanced & expressive bottle, the '82 is quite similar in style right now, but there is a smooth/exotic complexity to this one that the '82 doesn't express in the same way.

Such a beautifully balanced & expressive bottle, the '82 is quite similar in style right now, but there is a smooth/exotic complexity to this one that the '82 doesn't express in the same way.

9.5

Jon Paul Leos Delectable Pro

'85 Yeahbuddy

'85 Yeahbuddy

9.3

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

This particular bottle was advanced in age, but still a fun wine to try.

This particular bottle was advanced in age, but still a fun wine to try.

9.0

Mike Jordan (MJ) Delectable Pro

Still amazing!!!

Still amazing!!!

9.4

Steve Matthiasson Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

1985. Tasting this was like sitting next to a WWII vet on a train...some respect for an old school gentleman...they don't make wines like this any more: herbal, pencil shavings, cigar, tea, lots of acid, grainy tannins, light body, refreshing...let's bring cab like this back!

1985. Tasting this was like sitting next to a WWII vet on a train...some respect for an old school gentleman...they don't make wines like this any more: herbal, pencil shavings, cigar, tea, lots of acid, grainy tannins, light body, refreshing...let's bring cab like this back!

9.6