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1995 Lynch Bages

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The 1995 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Our journey through the remarkable landscape of Bordeaux vintages brings us to a stand-out year for the region: 1995. A vintage celebrated for its virtues of balance and longevity. The 1995 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages exemplifies the pinnacle of that year’s triumphs—a harmonious crescendo of Pauillac’s terroir, meticulously crafted under the watchful eye of the storied Cazes family.

 

A Legacy of Elegance and Investment Appeal

As a luminary in the wine investment arena, Chateau Lynch Bages captures not only the imagination but also the discerning acumen of collectors. This estate's production radiates with consistent excellence, and the 1995 Lynch Bages is no exception. Its current maturity offers an unrivaled opportunity to revisit this celebrated Pauillac landmark, making it a prudent addition to any investment portfolio.

 

Vintage Distinction Amidst Pauillac’s Pantheon

The 1995 vintage in Bordeaux has frequently been likened to that of 1986 due to its structure and tannin profile, yet it possesses a more fruit-forward character that has rounded magnificently with age. The 1995 Lynch Bages entices with an aromatic bouquet layered with graphite, tobacco leaves, and cassis—signature notes expected from a mature Pauillac yet enlivened by the unique climatic conditions of that year. On the palate, it offers a commanding presence; well-integrated tannins escort luscious blackberry depths to a lingering finish.

Investors should take note: as vintages like this continue their graceful ascent into their drinking windows, their market allure increases accordingly. The 1995 Lynch Bages represents not only a benchmark for quality but also embodies an investment-grade asset with promising appreciation potential.

To partake in a glass is to indulge in a luxury that time has graced with added sophistication—a compelling narrative in each sip, and an intelligent acquiescence to one's investment repertoire. It is a toast to foresight, rewarding those who understand the interplay between vineyard pedigree and vigilant aging.

Current market price

$1,820.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

124.17

Scores and tasting notes

92

Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. Much more closed on the nose with notes of blackberry, wild hedgerow, a touch of liquorice and Asian spice. The palate is full-bodied, firm tannins, good concentration, nice tension, although much more linear than I was expecting. Does not have the flair I was expecting although I admire its peppery, irony finish. Good depth of flavour, still a little unresolved. Tasted September 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2010

89

A dense ruby/purple hue is accompanied by reticent, restrained aromatics suggesting earth, herbs and subtle fruit. The wine hits the palate with a brutal, tannic overlay, but behind that are impressive levels of black and red fruits. As is the case with many 1995s, the wine’s structural components still dominate, which makes one wonder if these cuvees will ever shed enough tannin to be charming and enjoyable to drink. Certainly depth, weight and richness are all present, but the tannins remain elevated and somewhat foreboding.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2011

Vintage performance