Chateau Lynch-Bages 2002

88++ points

Pauillac, Bordeaux. 13%

At 9 years of age I had wondered if this wine might be showing some age, perhaps fading a little as this wasn’t the biggest boldest of vintages. Perhaps the first flush of youth has gone but this is still a stern oaky wine, dense with a savoury green seam.

This is very classic claret. And at this age it is dense not showing much charm. Not at all like the recent opulent vintages of 2003, 2005, 2009 and now, apparently 2010.

Best leave it for at least another 5 years.

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