Tuesday, May 24, 2005

1997 Lynch Bages (Bordeaux)

There’s a lot going on with this wine. Notes of leather and tobacco over bright cherry. With a little air, the wine softens some to reveal darker cherry and the leather recedes some. Soft lush texture and a nice balance of tannins to acidity. Medium long finish. A very nice wine from a somewhat uneven vintage.

The wine was originally bought from D. Sokolin Wine but they no longer carry it. A quick internet search of Wine Zap revealed that it's available from Gotham Wines & Liquors on Broadway betweem 93rd and 94th St. for $68, at least twice the price I paid for it. Probably not worth it at that price.

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