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  • Country ranking ?

    1 013
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • 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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Deep crimson. Intense blackcurrant elderberry aromas with hint praline dark cherry notes. Lovely chocolaty wine with plentiful cassis, cedar roasted chestnut notes, fine powdery touch soupy tannins and underlying cedar notes. Very good density. 67% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot.

  • 94p

second vintage made in the new cellars. 2/3 of the blend is C. Sauvignon. Freshness, red berries, violets, tobacco leaf, crushed rocks, delicate complexity, big tannins but well-controlled, vibrant, harmonious, fine midpalate, rich aftertaste. Stylish. Splendid effort. 94p.

  • 94p

Ruby. Blackberries, cassis, scented, detailed, spices, dark fruits nose. Intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit driven, lovely energy, playful, blackberries, cassis, layered, detailed and long. 96-98

  • 98p
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