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2005 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac
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7 Ratings
2005 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

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Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2008 - #3 "Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top."-Wine Enthusiast "There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Caze's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely... There's something et...

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Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2008 - #3 "Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top."-Wine Enthusiast "There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Caze's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely... There's something et...

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  • Wine.com
    Displays very beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Full-bodied, with a tightly wound palate of ripe tannins. Long and caressing. Best after 2015. -Wine Spectator There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Caze's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely... There's something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle mealting in the mouth. Pure black cherry flavor saturates the wine with fr...
  • 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.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 91.6 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 27 notes)
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • 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 08/07/2011
  • Wine Enthusiast