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

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007




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Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007

Deep and harmonious on the nose, with classic pure blackcurrant fruit; the fruit dominates on the palate also, with pure fresh cassis blending with berries and currants, all backed by hints of fruitcake and almonds. Tasted again two days later there was more focus on the terroir, showing a more serious, Pauillac side to the wine. In both cases the fruit is fully ripe and the tannins are mouth-coating but very fine. Deep, with delicate mushroomy tinges, lots of grip and great balance. A fine Lynch.

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

An underrated vintage that is delivering easy to drink signature Pauillac. Pencil lead, smoked cedar, sandalwood, concentrated mint leaf, cassis and bilberry, with finesse, balance and juice. A seductive, moreisih and beautifully balanced wine that is ready to enjoy, but will continue to deliver over the next decade. 70% new oak.
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Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2007 Lynch-Bages is well-defined on the nose with blackberry, raspberry coulis, loam and melted tar aromas, quintessentially Pauillac and gaining delineation in the glass. There is just a scintilla of sur-maturité when I return to this wine ten minutes later. The palate is medium-bodied and precocious with sweet black fruit laced with tobacco and graphite, but it lacks some amplitude and complexity on the finish. Tasted at the Lynch-Bages vertical at the château.
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Château Lynch Bages

Château Lynch Bages

Jean-Charles Cazes became the tenant at Lynch Bages in 1934, later purchasing the estate and starting a program of investment, restoring the Chateau and undertaking much work in the vineyards. The estate has since prospered, becoming recognised globally, but being particularly popular in the UK market. The estate is now run by Jean-Charles’ great grandson, Jean-Charles.

There are three principle plots, one between the village of Bages and the outskirts of Pauillac, one to the west of Bages towards Grand Puy Lacoste, and the final plot lies at the south of the commune close to St Julien. In all there are approximately 100 hectares under vine on classic Gunzian gravel over marl, chalk and sand. The vineyards are planted with 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Recent vintages have seen the estate returning to its very best form, not that they have ever really suffered any loss of form. This 5th growth estate has always been an over-performer, but recent efforts would suggest that the wines are on a par with the ‘Super Seconds’.

It is also worth mentioning their excellent second wine, Echo de Lynch Bages. This was previously called Haut Bages Averous. Since the 2008 vintage, Echo along with the excellent Ormes des Pez offers drinkers the Lynch Bages style at a fraction of the cost.

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