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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Lynch Bages

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2018

6x75cl £534.00

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Tasting Note:

Jean-Charles coined the vintage 'Purple Rain'. His flagship Lynch Bages is certainly a wine of epic proportions, which sends shivers down the spine, and has a finish longer than the aforementioned guitar solo. This is a proper vin de garde, hardly surprising given the IPTs were the highest since 2010. After ecoulage, yields were a meagre 37 hl/ha. The team was very careful during macerations - this is clearly precision winemaking. Very detailed, dark, mineral nose - not particularly expressive at this stage, but one can sense the potential. The palate is firm, even uncompromising; austere and powerful, grippy cassis and minerals, cool berries and spice coat the mouth and dissipate at glacial pace. The flavours stain the palate as the immense tannic profile reveals itself. This is a colossal Lynch Bages that will require considerable patience. It could be one of the all-time greats from this Chateau, something to make the doves cry. Epic!

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