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  • Country ranking ?

    966
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Savory Swiss Steak

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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Deep colour, Intense blackcurrant, blackberry cedar oak aromas with graphite, bitter dark chocolate notes. Inky dense with pure ripe blackcurrant cedar flavours, fine persistent bitter chocolaty tannins and plenty of mineral length. Very buoyant and fresh with lovely supple almost velvety feel to the wine. Impressive. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points

  • 96p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with dark berries and elegant aromatic character, mocha, toasted oak and hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with good length, ripe tannins, an elegant and persistent finish. 94

  • 94p

Ruby. Blackberries, spices, anise, floral,fruity, elegant nose, detailed and seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, spices, mouthwatering. Layered and detailed, long. 94-96

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Origin

Bordeaux, Pauillac

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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96p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau Lynch-Bages 2016  ( Château Lynch-Bages )

Deep colour, Intense blackcurrant, blackberry cedar oak aromas with graphite, bitter dark chocolate notes. Inky dense with pure ripe blackcurrant cedar flavours, fine persistent bitter chocolaty tannins and plenty of mineral length. Very buoyant and fresh with lovely supple almost velvety feel to the wine. Impressive. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Lynch-Bages 2016  ( Château Lynch-Bages )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with dark berries and elegant aromatic character, mocha, toasted oak and hints of vanilla. On the palate well structured with good length, ripe tannins, an elegant and persistent finish. 94

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Chateau Lynch-Bages 2016  ( Château Lynch-Bages )

Ruby. Blackberries, spices, anise, floral,fruity, elegant nose, detailed and seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, detailed, spices, mouthwatering. Layered and detailed, long. 94-96

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