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1986 Château Lynch-Bages

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November 19, 2023 - $170

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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

A first-class wine with a powerful backbone. Displays inky color and smoky cherry aromas; full-bodied and balanced with a long finish. Try after 1996.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

The nose offers up moderate quantities of minerals, leather, oak, and black fruits. Full, powerful, sweet, and rich, yet searingly tannic, this is an impressive, well-built, broodingly backward Lynch Bages...

**/**Michael Broadbent

...impressively deep...fleshy, ripe, leathery, cedar and 'cheese rind' bouquet.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”