x
  • Country ranking ?

    953
  • 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.

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

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

  • 95p

Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pauillac

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS Château Malartic-Lagraviere / Yannick Alléno and Château Malartic-Lagravière: a Perfect Match The twice 3-s  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS 2016 Bordeaux in Review “A Paradox” / by Andrew Caillard MW
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS The Finest Closure for Wine Without Fail / Breakthrough Technology Key to 100 Percent TCA Inspected Corks
WINERY NEWS Jayer-Gilles / 
WINERY NEWS Château La Violette / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Figeac / STUNNING RESULT FOR THE MANONCOURT FAMILY / Christie’s wine department are proud to annou  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Montrose / CHÂTEAU MONTROSE REVEALS ITS NEW BARREL HALL / After an exceptional renovation project begun  more ...
WINE NEWS: Château Ausone 2016 / Pomerol / St Emilion / Olivier Berouet of Ch Petrus describes 2016 as “a vintage that is   more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Les Ormes de Pez / 
WINERY NEWS Quintodecimo / 
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS TOP 50 BORDEAUX 2016 / by tastingbook.com
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / 2016 BORDEAUX: EARLY CRITIC & EXPERT OPINIONS Bordeaux is one of the only regions in France l  more ...
WINERY NEWS Achaval-Ferrer / 
WINERY NEWS Château de Lamarque / 
WINERY NEWS Tardieu-Laurent / 
VINTAGE NEWS: 1998 / After many years of troubles in Northern Ireland both sides agree to the Good Friday peace agreement  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Trotanoy / 
WINERY NEWS Château Palmer / A promising summer for the 2015 vintage by Château Palmer September 2015 - The summer   more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / 2016 BORDEAUX: EARLY CRITIC & EXPERT OPINIONS Bordeaux is one of the only regions in France l  more ...

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

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

8d 20h ago

94p
 Markus Del Monego / 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

10d 10h ago

95p
 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

17d 3h ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register