Lynch Bages 1999


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Tasting Notes

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: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (196), August 2011

Score: 90Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

Score: 90/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

The sexiest, most succulent effort since the hedonistic fruit bomb produced in 1990.

Score: 90/93Robert 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: 88/90James Suckling, Wine Spectator

Score: 15.5Farr 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: 15/25Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000

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