Ch. Lynch Bages (0.75 L)
NM: Tasted blind at Southwold í»06 Bordeaux tasting. I have always felt that the Lynch Bages í»06 was one of the real treasures of the vintage and this blind tasting verifies that belief. It is ripe and very pure on the backward nose with subtle touches of tobacco and cigar box. Refined and understated. The palate is full-bodied, very well balanced, toasty new oak but there is sufficient ripe black tarry fruit to support it. Great weight and persistency on the structured, dense, masculine, edgy finish. Excellent. Returning after 15 minutes I find this so elegant and brimming with tension. Do not under-estimate this Lynch. Tasted January 2010.
WA / RP: 94