2005 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac
162 Ratings
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162 Ratings
2005 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) This is densely packed, with loads of crushed fig, plum and blackberry. Shows ample tobacco, roasted apple wood and bittersweet cocoa notes as well, but stays defined, with a long, authoritative finish that delivers waves of grip, backed by even more grip.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) Fairly deep ruby. Cigar and herbal notes with a thick palate of dark berry flavours; the tannins are firm and austere. The palate and finish is dry/astringent; this wine needs a lot of time - give it 4-6 years before approaching. This wine was tasted blind alongside 24 other top Cabernet-based reds from around the world.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    At once both well-ripened and a bit backward with respect to fruit, this solid, moderately tannic young wine shows glimmers of sweet oak, cassis, raspberries and new leather that portend very good things to come once it has grown past adolescence. For now, it is a bit on the hard side, but, that said, it hangs on and on at the finish in a way that makes us more optimistic than not about where it will go.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2011