The property in the village of Bages takes the other part of its name from Thomas Lynch, a Bordeaux merchant of Irish lineage who owned the property from 1749 to 1824. It was rated the fifth growth in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, although the reputation of the property, now in the hands of the Cazes family, soared from 1945 after a string of excellent vintages.
Château Lynch Bages 1988 has a superb dark purple colour, almost black, slightly amber on the edge of the glass.
On the nose, it distils a mature bouquet of red and black fruits dominated by raspberries, blackcurrants, blueberries and accompanied by refined notes of blond tobacco, leather and oak.
The bottle is in good condition. However, as can be seen in the images there is a stain on the front label.