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

    Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac,

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    Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 1995

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 1995
    ABV:
    13%
    97/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Inky plum in colour, you can see this is rich and textured even before going anywhere near the nose, which then displays ripe fruit. Gorgeous quality, a wine that is packed full of graphite, pencil lead, waves of violet, cassis, liqourice, and chewy but well defined tannins. Leaps out of the glass and is clear proof that, when it gets it right, the 2014 vintage equals the 2015 in this northern sector of the Médoc. Good value also compared to the 2015 and 2016 - a must buy for me. 70% new oak, Eric Boissenot consultant.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2044
    92/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2014 Lynch-Bages is just a little meager on the nose, well-defined but lacking presence and fruit intensity and a bit dusty by comparison. It could be a question of not having enough time, a tiny amount of stage fright perhaps? The palate is better with pleasant tart red cherries mingling with blackberry, cedar and mint. There is a fine spicy component towards the finish as it gently fans out. Conservative, not necessarily elegant, yet with classic charm. Tasted at the Lynch-Bages vertical at the château.
    Date Reviewed:
    07/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2021 - 2032

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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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