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  • Country ranking ?

    1 022
  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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 of Lynch-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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Written Notes

Lynch Bages CC - 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. It was quite impressive on the nose with classy blackcurrants, dense and powerful on the palate, vibrant and in perfect balance, strikingly complex and multilayered. Long and meaty finish. Excellent. 94-95p (93-94p)

  • 95p

Ruby. Cassis, anise, some spices, tobacco, nuanced and detailed, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries, anise, liquorice and spices, layered, sme warmth in the finish. Long. 94-96

  • 95p

Deep crimson. Intense cassis aniseed aromas with espresso notes.well concentrated and inky with dense ripe chalky tannins, lovely mid palate richness and espresso mocha notes. Finishes firm and tight with gravelly long plume.

  • 97p

Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Closed nose with restrained fruit, reminiscent of blackcurrants and elderberries, hints of mild spices and dark chocolate. On the palate well structured with good concentration and weight, convincing length. 

  • 94p
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Bordeaux, Pauillac
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