A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Medium-bodied, savory and broad in the mouth with no hard edges, this fully mature effort is a somewhat underrated vintage for this estate. Enjoy it over the next decade.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (196), August 2011|
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003|
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
|Score: 90/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
The sexiest, most succulent effort since the hedonistic fruit bomb produced in 1990.
|Score: 90/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000|
Berry and tobacco aromas, with hints of spice. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Slightly one-dimensional, but a good wine. Not a great Lynch but very good. Best after 2004. 35000 cases made.
| ||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002|
|Score: 88/90||James Suckling, Wine Spectator|
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, June 2000|
Lots of sweet cassis scent, while on the palate this Lynch Bages is more charming than usual, with mid-weight, high-unction fruit.
| ||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (6/2000), June 2000|
|Score: 15/25||Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000|