Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

$179

In the flight of young wines, with all the vintages of the nineties represented, this wine stood out for its absolute purity of creme de cassis, ripe fruit, medium to full body, high tannin, wonderful sweetness, massive richness on the mid-palate, and abundant power, density, and ripeness. It is clearly the finest Lynch Bages since the 1989 and 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, sweet & sour fruits with a touch of barnyard and fresh red flowers. The body is medium to full. The fruits are gloriously ripe & slightly candied liqueured. Blackberries, dark plum, dark cherries, strawberries & strawberries. Touch of pyrazines. Ground powdery limestone, leather, soft graphite, dry herbs, dry stems, used leather, cedar, fresh tobacco, cigar ash, cherry cola, black turned earth with bright red florals. Great acidity and a well balanced finish that lasts minutes. It’s in a great spot and will continue to improve for another 8-10 years.

On the nose, sweet & sour fruits with a touch of barnyard and fresh red flowers. The body is medium to full. The fruits are gloriously ripe & slightly candied liqueured. Blackberries, dark plum, dark cherries, strawberries & strawberries. Touch of pyrazines. Ground powdery limestone, leather, soft graphite, dry herbs, dry stems, used leather, cedar, fresh tobacco, cigar ash, cherry cola, black turned earth with bright red florals. Great acidity and a well balanced finish that lasts minutes. It’s in a great spot and will continue to improve for another 8-10 years.

9.6

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Reddish tawny. Barely translucent. Notes of red fruit, cedar, smoke and wet earth. Nicely developed. Good not great.

Reddish tawny. Barely translucent. Notes of red fruit, cedar, smoke and wet earth. Nicely developed. Good not great.

9.3

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Sorry...California wins again in our blind tasting 96 BVT vs. 96 Lynch Bages.

Sorry...California wins again in our blind tasting 96 BVT vs. 96 Lynch Bages.

9.3

Craig Haserot Delectable Pro

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

Pretty nice, in a good spot. Solid cigar box.

Pretty nice, in a good spot. Solid cigar box.

9.2

Alison Prager Delectable Pro

1996

1996

9.0

Alexandre Calvi Delectable Pro

Sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, green peppers, violets, medium body, well balanced ruby core with a red brick rim, at his peak now!

Sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, green peppers, violets, medium body, well balanced ruby core with a red brick rim, at his peak now!

9.5

Caroline Conner Delectable Pro

Still infanticide. Intense!

Still infanticide. Intense!

9.1

Alexandre Calvi Delectable Pro

Pauillac at his peak! Refreshing acidity, firm chewy tannins dry red fruit and leather start to show up

Pauillac at his peak! Refreshing acidity, firm chewy tannins dry red fruit and leather start to show up

9.6

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

1996 is my favorite vintage from Bordeaux

1996 is my favorite vintage from Bordeaux

8.9

Helen Keplinger Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

In terrific shape. Lunch bags :)

In terrific shape. Lunch bags :)

8.6