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

Wine Details


Red Blend





Wine Description

(2008 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. 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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    Bouquet all spice and nutmeg Taste berries nutmeg and allspice. Tannin finish

    over 2 years
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    One of the best steak nights. Beautiful.

    almost 3 years
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    almost 3 years
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  • Wine Spectator
    This is a presale offer! Full payment is required on all presales. To order by the bottle, call our order department at 888-980-WINE. To order by the case, simply order online! Wine is due in Spring/Summer of 2008."Currant, blackberry, cherry and hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky and refined tannins and a fresh finish. This is racy and pretty. Very refined. Very structured. - J.S." 92-94 Points Wine Spectator"This dense inky/purple-hued, elegant Lynch Bages will not make tasters forget ...
  • 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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Bright ruby-red. Expressive, classic aromas of currant, mocha, smoke and camphor. Rich, broad and ripe but impressively young, offering flavors of dark berries, chocolate, spices and smoke enlivened by firm acidity. This coats the palate nicely on the long finish, with tannins that are riper and sweeter than those of the 2006.
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2011
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91-93 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate