In the powerful style of Lynch-Bages, although perhaps less exuberant than usual. Instead the concentration comes from juicy fruit, which gives it the a softer quality. Even so, it still has solid tannins, dense texture and always the promise of good aging.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A sensational effort for the vintage, this textured, opulent, superb Lynch Bages is already strutting its stuff and should easily last for 20 years. Medium to full-bodied with an opaque dense purple color, notes of flowers and cassis, a layered texture that builds incrementally in the mouth and tremendous purity and depth, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo!
Our love affair with Lynch-Bages stretches back a good many years, and, while we have frankly been disappointed with the property in more recent harvests, the 2008 is back in top form and offers up a stunning measure of deep, very confident and wonderfully extracted blackcurrant fruit. It is full and supple and fit with perfectly ripe tannins, and there is no question that it will age famously for years to come. It is, in our minds, one of the stars of the vintage.
Very solid, with a super beam of dark currant, tobacco and iron pushed by charcoal, melted fig and cocoa notes. This has a nicely rounded feel, but there's plenty of grip in reserve.