Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 64 488
Lot 99
  • Lynch - Bages; Pauillac; 1989; 3 (1 x 3); 1500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 35 000 - 45 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 64 488

About this Item

1989 Pauillac
3 (1 x 3) 1500ml

Chateau Lynch Bages, a 5ème Cru Classé, is one of the best-known Médoc estates and has always had a particularly strong following in Britain. Since 1973 it has been owned by the enigmatic Jean-Michel Cazes and is now run by his son, Jean-Charles.

Provenance

Private Client wine stored at Great Domaines

Critics Ratings

‘One of the all-time great vintages for this château is the 1989 Lynch-Bages, a striking wine that offers up pure and intense aromas of cassis, pencil shavings, spring flowers and hints of cigar wrapper. Full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, it's seamless and concentrated, with a rich core of fruit, ripe tannins and a beautifully defined finish. Still an infant at age 32, it surpasses all three of Pauillac's first growths in 1989.’ - William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 99/100 (Feb 2022)

‘Darker and bluer than the 1990 served alongside. Rich and sweet with that iron-filings streak.’ - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Jun 2021).

'The 1989 Lynch-Bages is one of the Jean-Michel Cazes's triumphs. At three decades, it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Blackberry and cedar soar from the glass just as they did from the bottle last year, and touches of graphite develop, all beautifully defined and focused. As I've proclaimed before, there is such energy and vigor here! The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh, minty opening. The cedar element is a little stronger than the previous bottles I have tasted, yet there is still that symmetry and focus. This particular bottle shows a touch more development on the finish compared to others I have encountered over the years, with great structure and grip, notes of tobacco and just a hint of morels surfacing on the aftertaste. A remarkable Lynch-Bages that is at its peak.' - Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100 (Sep 2019)

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