Robert Parker 90
Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. The nose is rather decayed, some vegetal notes coming through aromas of wild mushroom, a little compost, underbrush and pencil lead. Moderate definition. The palate is medium-bodied, quite soft on the entry, decayed red-berried fruit, cooked meats, and a little spice. This bottle is rather off-colour although a second bottle is showing much better. Tobacco and pencil lead on the nose, masculine, firm, very linear on the foursquare finish. I do not think this will get any better. The proverbial â€œEnglishman’s Claretâ€. Drink now. Tasted September 2009.