We are moving next month and wanted to have a special dinner with close friends- this was the opener. My last sampling of the 2000 Lynch Bages was 4 years ago. It has developed further and is fully mature now. Moxie said it was the best wine she has ever tasted. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
A very light bricking on the rim gives clues to this wine’s age. The nose is a complex melding of tertiary notes alongside some fruit and oak nuance. Leather, tobacco, cassis, cedar box, cooked blackberry, prunes, fig and a touch of caramel. On the palate this wine is so smooth- medium (+) acidity has kept it in fine shape alongside very fine grained tannins that are fully integrated at this point. Medium bodied, the flavors have a medium intensity- it’s about finesse with this wine. A long finish shows off its pedigree. Simply stunning and a pleasure to drink after so long in the cellar. It’s average price hovers around $450 now, jaw dropping I know. I’m sticking with my original 96 point score. It’s only fair to give this wine 5 stars. Drink till 2027. Salut….