Chateau Lynch-Bages 2004 Wine Review (NW)
Muted nose of currants and olives develop slowly
Firm and tannic on the palate
Cherry, herbs, and tobacco on the finish with a touch of cocoa
This wine is firm, tannic, and mostly closed. Under no circumstances should you drink this now. For the real Lynch-Bages experience, you'll have to wait.
Upon opening, we decanted this bottle and nursed it in our glasses for three hours. To no avail. Give it many more years.
I've had very good experiences with past vintages of this wine, so I jumped at the chance to order it at a wine bar recently when the manager offered it to us near retail price. It goes for about $75 in stores right now, however Bordeaux prices are all over the map recently.
Raise a glass- in many years!