1978 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
No Tasting Note Given
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Served with Mr. Katz at 28-50 in London, it has a delectable leafy, herbaceous bouquet with potent sous-bois scents firmly in the driving seat. Great definition and lift. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced, more austerity than I have found on other bottles, a little attenuated towards the herbaceous finish but a Claret with more joie de vivre than it knows what to do with. Just a delicious bottle of Claret. Drink now-2017. Tasted August 2010. (Neal Martin's Wine Journal)
Clive Coates: "Reasonably fresh on the nose but an absence of concentration and generousity. Medium full body, a little tannin. Less lean on the palate than the nose would indicate." (Grands Vins: The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wines, pg 109) The Lynch-Bages vineyards are located on the Bages plateau, one of the great terroirs of the Pauillac appellation. The estate, once belonging to the Lynch family of Irish descent, passed to Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. Jean-Michel Cazes, his grandson, restructured the estate in 1974 by upgrading the winemaking equipment, but kept the former wooden vats in order to preserve the estate's history.