Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac 1990


SKU 21323


Lynch-Bages is aged in French oak barrels, 70 % of which are renewed each year. True to the signature characteristics of their appellation, the wines of Lynch-Bages are well known for their complexity, and combine elegance with a powerful structure. Their suppleness allows them to be drunk after a few years, but they will also age well over the years.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Chateau Lynch-Bages
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateI have drunk many bottles of this wine in many different locations (Cayman Islands, Shanghai, Bordeaux, Paris, and London), including bottles from my own cellar, and I continue to be amazed by how remarkably consistent it is. One of my favorite Lynch Bages, the 1990 is a more forward, fleshier, and sexier version of the brilliant 1989, and represents a poster bottle of what Lynch Bages is all about. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuously sweet bouquet of roasted meats, herbs, sweet creme de cassis fruit, a massive level of glycerin, and silky ripe tannins. It is a hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on. There is not a hard edge to be found in this delicious 1990, which should last for another 15-20 years in a cold cellar. I would rank the 1990 and 1989 as the two greatest Lynch Bages made in the last 30 years.

Robert Parker, June 2009
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorAromas of tar, currant and berries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Still not completely ready, but so good anyway.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Best after 2008.

James Suckling, 2007