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Here is Neal Martin’s most recent review from 2010:
Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. There are more red fruits on the nose of the ’88 Lynch Bages rather than black: raspberry, cedar, black tea and a touch of earth. Very good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, touch of liquorices and spice, cedar and a sweet ripe finish with hints of dried blood, that is not nearly as austere as you would expect. A delightful ’88 that punches above its weight. Drink now-2020.
Lots of much more recent tasting notes on Calleartracker, with an average score of 92 pts.
Here are two very recent notes from 2018:
2/11/2018 – mclanew wrote: 92 Points
A very correct Bordeaux in prime drinking window. Light bricking. Classic nose, medium bodied. Black and red fruit, cedar, tobacco leaf, tea. The tannins are well integrated and there is good balance . A really good wine that doesn’t quite deliver the knockout punch.
1/24/2018 – KenK Likes this wine: 92 Points
Initially, big hit of green pepper aromas then dark earthy black fruits. This wine really unwound nicely in the glass with time gaining weight and depth. When served blind to my tasting group most settled on 1995 as the vintage. A very good showing from a pristine bottle. No real rush to drink up.
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