Lynch Bages 1986

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Product Details

Vintage
1986
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pauillac

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
94

The 1986 is finally emerging from the dormant stage that many of the wines from this vintage (especially the Medocs) have been going through. It is a full-bodied, still backward wine that will appeal to classicists and old line traditionalists given its firm structure and austere tannins. Nevertheless, the color is a healthy deep garnet and the wine exhibits wonderful freshness along with notes of underbrush, damp earth, black currants, cedar and new saddle leather. Well-balanced with good depth, medium to full body, and a tannic (although not excessively so) finish, this may not be the most finesse-styled, elegant Lynch Bages ever produced, but it is an interesting Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. While it may never hit the peaks achieved by great Lynch Bages vintages, it will be one of those rare wines that will last 40+ years. Drink: 2014 - 2054
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 196 Aug 2011

(92 Pts)
The 1986 performed exceptionally well in May, tasting like a 3-5 year old wine rather than one that's 14. The color is a dense ruby/purple with very little lightening. The nose offers up moderate quantities of minerals, leather, oak, and black fruits. Full, powerful, sweet, and rich, yet searingly tannic, this is an impressive, well-built, broodingly backward Lynch Bages that requires another 3-4 years of aging, although it can be consumed with some pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.