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

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2021


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2021

12x37.5cl

DP

£649.22


2021

6x75cl

DP

£631.22


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2021

6x75cl

DP

£589.22



Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2021

2021

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2021

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Jean-Charles believes the 2021 combines "ripeness, elegance, and finesse... a great Chateau Lynch Bages". It appears to be brighter, less introspective style of Lynch Bages, less musclebound, but no less impressive. Produced from low yields of 34 hl/ha, this is fully ripe with a wonderful sense of depth and completeness, excellent drive and definition. Lots of sweet berry fruit, notes of eucalyptus, cedar and graphite. There's an impressive core of fruit here, a real sense of purity and energy, sweet hedgerow fruit, bright and dark, framed by velvet textured tannins. Beautiful balance and poise.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
13%
91/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Brambled blue and black fruits, undergrowth, pencil lead and tobacco leaf, plenty of Pauillac character, with tannins that are almost limbering up and ready to drink, far earlier than in vintages like 2020 or 2022. This has some impressively silky tannins, and is an upscore. 11% new oak, rest one year old. 3.7ph.
Date Reviewed:
04/2024
92-94/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2021 Lynch-Bages rolls out of the glass with effortlessly expressive notes of creme de cassis, black raspberries, and mulberries, giving way to hints of crushed rocks, wild sage, and wood smoke. Light to medium-bodied, the palate has a sturdy frame of firm, grainy tannins and bags of freshness framing the muscular fruit, finishing long and minerally. The blend is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. This wine is due to be aged for 18 months in oak, 75% new. The wine has a pH of 3.72 and an IPT of 90.
Date Reviewed:
05/2022
94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2021 Lynch-Bages has a wonderful bouquet with intense blackberry and bilberry fruit, retaining the estuarine element I remarked upon from barrel. The oak here is seamlessly integrated and gains complexity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, very supple and focused, a little more peppery toward the finish with impressive grip and depth in context of the vintage. This is a superb achievement in a tricky season. Chapeau, Jean-Charles Cazes.
Date Reviewed:
02/2024

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France

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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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