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The Story

The power and elegance of a great Pauillac. Daring, innovative and known for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style ofLynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character earns it its place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance. It is generous in its youth and develops more complex aromas with bottle age.

Outstandingly consistent quality

The estate’s reputation as a top quality wine producer took off in 1945 after a series of exceptional vintages. Since then, Lynch-Bages has continued to produce excellent wines, even during years considered difficult in the Bordeaux region. The wine’s deep colour and tannic backbone have become part of its signature style. Jean-Michel Cazes, grandson of Jean-Charles, has worked hard to develop and refine the wine’s supple and smooth structure over the years. Vintage after vintage, the estate’s precise and excellent winemaking techniques have served to firmly establish Lynch-Bages reputation for consistent quality.

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Vintage 2000

2000 Vintage Report by LB

Ageing: Wooden barrels for 15 months (70% new wood) Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

The winter of 1999-2000 will remain a vivid memory for the inhabitants of the Medoc region following the storm of the 27th December. 2000 is also the story of a vintage in two parts: after a warm winter and wet spring, the first half got off to a bad start. The second half was a total turn-around. This wonderful late summer weather seems to have given Lynch-Bages its rich and superb complexity. An utterly profound Lynch-Bages, this wine has definitely its place in the hall of fame of the few vintages of the century.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Long and Extensive


Blackcurrant, Mint and Coffee






Concentrated, Well-structured, Complex, Round and Ripe

Written Notes

The millennium vintage was anything but memorable in Australia, but produced great wines in Europe, in particular in Bordeaux. The 2000 Chateau Lynch-Bages shows a surprisingly developed colour, but on the palate, the wine shows off its fruit in perfect ripeness. Blackcurrant and black cherry flavours are added to by strong  dark chocolate and tobacco notes. Secondary flavours have developed and add earthy undertones to the complex palate. The main aspect of this wine is its elegance and smoothness. The tannins have softened leading to a harmonious finish. The wine is good drinking now, but it is quite developed. Will the structure hold another 10 years?

Score: 94/++

  • 94p
Ruby with garnet rim. Ripe cherries, tobacco, leather, floral, actually tightens with air, getting rougher, or rather more focused. Fresh acidity, almost creamy texture, high of ripe tannins. Layered, mouthwatering finish, long. Wait at least five years.
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Bordeaux, Pauillac


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