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Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac *, 1982

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Type Wine (Still)
Colour Red
Alcohol Content 13
Vintage 1982
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub Region Pauillac


Critic Review
Critic Review
Vertical Tasting of Chateau Lynch-Bages (Jan 2012)

(4.6 g/l total acidity; 12.7% alcohol): Dark red with a hint of garnet. A floral element lifts the very ripe aromas of kirsch and spicecake. Smooth, juicy, balanced and clean, with flavors of raspberry jam, graphite and tar exhibiting very good sweetness. Lively, balanced acidity confers precision and cut to this easygoing midweight. Finishes linear and long, with plenty of charm.

Ian d'Agata - 92

1982 Bordeaux, 20 Years On (Jul 2002)

Full red with an amber rim. Subdued aromas of plum, redcurrant, truffle and milk chocolate, plus a faint medicinal aspect. Solid and chunky, but with slightly sour acids limiting its appeal. I found the same slight tartness on the finish, which showed good but not outstanding length. This wine was the writers' and collectors' favorite of the flight, but for me it was the least impressive wine. (Another bottle tasted with dinner was considerably better, however: Good red-ruby color. Sappy aromas of spicy red berries, leather and tobacco. Chunky and fat, with an almost candied sweetness. But still quite young and tightly wound, showing only moderate give and complexity. 92.) Drink now through 2015.

Stephen Tanzer - 89

Passing the Baton: Lynch-Bages 1945-2018 (Jul 2023)

I tasted the 1982 Lynch-Bages twice within a month, both at a private dinner in London and at the château, from bottle and double-magnum on separate occasions. Both vindicate an exceptionally fine 1982, perhaps a bit overlooked in a vintage full of stars. Curiously, the bottle in Bordeaux does not fully deliver the mesmerizing freshness and energy compared to the bottle in London: pencil-lead-tinged black fruit intermixed with clove and freshly-rolled tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, perhaps just a little austere compared to its peers. Yet, indeed, the bottle in London exudes class and composure with a detailed, mineral-driven vintage belying that year's unseasonably warm period. Superb. Tasted both in London at a private dinner and at the château.

Neal Martin - 95

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