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%
    96/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Rich, deep, powerful, pure concentrated blackberry and cassis puree with liqourice, espresso and a firm tannic core. 3.73pH, 75% new oak, a 33hl/h yield and the lowest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend for several decades, but still delivers plenty of Pauillac punch.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2022
    Drinking Window:
    2030 - 2048
    96/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Lynch-Bages is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for around 18 months in French oak barriques, 75% of them new. Warm scents of cassis, blueberry preserves, and juicy blackberries jump from the glass, followed by suggestions of rose oil, cedar, anise, and menthol with a waft of graphite. The medium-bodied palate has a solid structure of grainy tannins and great tension to support the energetic black fruits, finishing light on its feet.
    Date Reviewed:
    06/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2028 - 2055
    96/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Lynch-Bages, the first vintage vinified at the new winery, has a beautifully-defined bouquet with a strong estuarine influence, brine and seaweed infusing the black fruit. It's almost understated at first, but it opens wonderfully in the glass - quintessentially Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, quite concentrated that is counterbalanced by a fine bead of acidity. The saline note on the finish is superb, lingering in the mouth. What an absolutely delicious Lynch-Bages for the long-term.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2055

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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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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