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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Lynch Bages

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2020

6x75cl £520.00

5 cases Equiv. £86.67 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

One is initially greeted by an impenetrable wall of cool black fruit and spices, then the sweetest aromas of cassis. There is gravitas here, a grand scale that hints towards a very serious and intense Lynch Bages. On the palate the fruit is exceptionally pure and refined, chiselled, athletic, powerful, taut, yet also beguiling and nuanced, it feels tightly wound, withholding its true potential. The long effortless finish is packed with graphite infused blackcurrants, notes of smoke, dark chocolate and fine minerals. This is a big statuesque Lynch bristling with power and control. Bravo. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

"The lowest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend on recent record but the signature of Lynch Bages is very much in play here - tons of liquorice, grippy and charismatic cassis and blueberry fruit with a velvety texture layered with blackcurrant pastilles and rich dark chocolate. This is easily one of the best Pauillacs that I have tasted in the vintage, totally gorgeous. The 22hl/ha yield meant I was worried that it would be too concentrated, but it pulls it off, although you've got to assume that they will need to be careful over ageing. Lower alcohol than both 2018 and 2019, a more classical balance in fact. 4% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. 3.73pH, 75% new oak, 18 months in barrel." 96/100 - Janes Anson, Decanter.com

"The 2020 Lynch-Bages is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, aging for around 18 months in French oak barriques, 75% new. It has an alcohol of 13.41%, a pH of 3.73 and an IPT (tannin index) of 93. Opaque purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and boysenberries, plus touches of garrigue, red roses and cedar chest with hints of graphite and black olives. The medium-bodied palate has a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the tight-knit black fruit and earthy flavors, finishing long and mineral laced." 94-96/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate

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