Lynch Bages 1999
Tasting Notes Lynch Bages 1999
Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. Deep garnet core. This has a pert, ripe nose with graphite-laced blackcurrant, blueberry and a touch of dried fig. Good definition, blossoming with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, spicy and showing a healthy degree of ripeness, certainly more supple than previous bottles have shown, expanding in the mouth but then clamming up towards the more structured, austere finish. I am warming more and more to this Lynch Bages as it matures and doubtlessly represents great value for money. Tasted September 2009.
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.