260 Ratings
Château Lynch‑Bages Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details


Red Blend





Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Daring, innovative and with a reputation 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 has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1989 Vintage) Full, saturated ruby-red. Intriguing nose melds cassis, shoe polish, iodine and mint, along with a faint sweaty quality. Thick, sweet and large but a bit blocky and inelegant. Still quite young and bo...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Pauillac Long on woodsy, black coffee and toffee-like complexities from the very first sniff, this solid, richly oaked wine exhibits a foundation of berries and blackcurrant fruit that becomes a little more visible in the mouth than it is in the nose. Slightly supple in feel and fairly smooth in its overall construction, the wine is surprisingly approachable given its age and may prove to be at its best in only three or four years.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator