Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

$245

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

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Old scarlet color with amber rims, mostly translucent. Has a perfume that I covet. Notes of black fruit and some raspberries, freshly cut cigar, Provençal herbs, some gravel and pepper, and a hint of barnyard earth. Still has good fruit and structure, with tannins fully integrated. Velvet glove finish. I’ve had this maybe 15 times and it never seems to disappoint.

Old scarlet color with amber rims, mostly translucent. Has a perfume that I covet. Notes of black fruit and some raspberries, freshly cut cigar, Provençal herbs, some gravel and pepper, and a hint of barnyard earth. Still has good fruit and structure, with tannins fully integrated. Velvet glove finish. I’ve had this maybe 15 times and it never seems to disappoint.

9.5

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark red tawny. Not as deep in color as the 90 LB next to it. Earthy and herbal nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, red and black fruit, gravel stone. Becomes more vegetal with more air. Not as good of a showing as other experiences with this wine.

Dark red tawny. Not as deep in color as the 90 LB next to it. Earthy and herbal nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, red and black fruit, gravel stone. Becomes more vegetal with more air. Not as good of a showing as other experiences with this wine.

9.3

Shay A Delectable Pro

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual. Hello gorgeous! Hard not to call this Bordeaux from a reputable producer. I called it early ‘80s. Tart cherry, a streak of green/vegetal notes down the middle but it wasn’t detracting at all. Herbs and underripe black fruit finish. This powered through 2hours in the glass easily. Beautiful.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual. Hello gorgeous! Hard not to call this Bordeaux from a reputable producer. I called it early ‘80s. Tart cherry, a streak of green/vegetal notes down the middle but it wasn’t detracting at all. Herbs and underripe black fruit finish. This powered through 2hours in the glass easily. Beautiful.

9.4

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark reddish color. Opaque. Aromatic nose but not flashy. Notes of black fruit, earth, gravel, cassis, some cedar box and some iron. Smooth and supple in the mouth. Tannins fully resolved. Got better with air. Not as big or impactful as some other bottles of this I’ve had, but really nice. A share with the chef brought out some shaved white truffles for one of our dishes. It’s good to be the king.

Dark reddish color. Opaque. Aromatic nose but not flashy. Notes of black fruit, earth, gravel, cassis, some cedar box and some iron. Smooth and supple in the mouth. Tannins fully resolved. Got better with air. Not as big or impactful as some other bottles of this I’ve had, but really nice. A share with the chef brought out some shaved white truffles for one of our dishes. It’s good to be the king.

9.4

Brandon Jamieson Delectable Pro

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

Legit

Legit

8.8

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Reddish color, clear and older looking. Textbook old Bordeaux nose. Notes of forest floor, dark fruit, cedar, horse saddle. Still holding at a plateau and remains in a great window for enjoyment.

Reddish color, clear and older looking. Textbook old Bordeaux nose. Notes of forest floor, dark fruit, cedar, horse saddle. Still holding at a plateau and remains in a great window for enjoyment.

9.4

Cristiano Garella Delectable Pro

Magnum

Magnum

9.0

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Dark tawny red color with amber rims. Earthy barnyard smell that is a great tell for this wine. Black fruit, leather, forest floor notes. Rich and round in the mouth. Took 3 hours of air for this to become complex. Great wine but I've had better bottles of it before.

Dark tawny red color with amber rims. Earthy barnyard smell that is a great tell for this wine. Black fruit, leather, forest floor notes. Rich and round in the mouth. Took 3 hours of air for this to become complex. Great wine but I've had better bottles of it before.

9.3

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

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

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