Robert Parker 92
The 2014 Lynch Bages was actually similar to the 2014 Pichon Baron on the nose: tight and surly at first, demanding a lot of coaxing from the glass. It eventually opens up with a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and tobacco, gaining more harmony and intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite linear and focused at the moment, precise if just needing a little more body and depth to evolve on the straight-laced finish. Give this Pauillac 4-5 years in bottle and it is likely to repay you.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2038
Deep crimson. Exotic and spicy on the nose. Then pretty chunky in an Oxford-marmalade sort of way. Needs time. More yeoman than lounge lizard.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2042