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1990 Lynch Bages

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1990 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux

As we trace the lineage of exceptional vintages from Chateau Lynch Bages, the 1990 Lynch Bages calls for a distinctive mention—a vintage that not only stood the test of time but exalted the chateau's storied repertoire. Thirty years on and its prowess remains undiminished, a beacon for fine wine investors seeking both reliability and panache.

 

An Exemplar of Pauillac Virtuosity

The narratives unfolding from the terroir of Pauillac in 1990 wove an epochal tapestry. A confluence of favourable climatic serendipity ensured optimal ripeness and concentration within the grapes—conditions that the skilled vignerons at Chateau Lynch Bages harnessed with aplomb. The ensuing alchemy yielded a wine generous in texture, layered with complexity, and imbued with a tenacious structure that now reveals a patina of graceful maturity.

 

The Essence of Investment-Calibre Vintage

In finer details, the 1990 Lynch Bages possesses an olfactory tapestry rich in cassis, truffles, and cigar box nuances; a robust expression that harmonises intensity and finesse as few can. The palate is replete with pristine blackberry and earthy tones, providing a symphonic interplay of power and elegance. Tannins, once assertive in their youth, now impart a silken framework that carries this emblematic vintage to an enduring finish.

Coveted by collectors and lauded by enthusiasts, this Pauillac gem stands as one of the cornerstone acquisitions for any discerning investor. Not merely a liquid asset but an experience that transcends time, the 1990 Lynch Bages is a testament to the enduring legacy and precision of Chateau Lynch Bages.

 

Decades-spanning Elegance

To hold a bottle of 1990 Lynch Bages is to appreciate the interplay between nature's generosity and human craftsmanship. For stakeholders in viticultural valor, this vintage endows portfolios with both reverence to tradition and a nod to lucrative foresight—a narrative spun through every savoured sip.

In summation, as I ponder upon the celestial harmony conveyed by each glass of this resplendent 1990 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, wine investment surpasses mere financial gains—it embraces a cultural odyssey celebrated across decades.

Market price (CAD)

$5,800.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

183.16

Scores and tasting notes

99

This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages until the 2000, the fully mature 1990 exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. This beauty should continue to provide immense pleasure over the next 15+ years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2011

97

Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. A supremely well-defined nose with notes of macerated black cherries, cedar, dates, wild strawberry and pencil lead. Very opulent, almost voluptuous and yet still somehow, statesmanlike and regal. The palate is medium-bodied, powerful, firm think chewy tannins, touches of liquorice, very sweet and heady. Lovely wine, though not the breeding of the 1989 although a double magnum poured after the tasting is simply stunning in terms of its precocious fruit, its brashness and joie-de-vivre. Just a touch of volatility but utterly delicious and a double magnum was even more enthralling (98) Drink now-2025+ Tasted September 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2010

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