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Château Lynch‑Bages Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé
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Wine Details

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Region

PauillacBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 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.

Winemaker's Notes

The power and elegance of a great Pauillac 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.

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    vmf

    drank 3/4/16. This wine is singing now. Wine of the weekend. Classic Pauillac, fully resolved tannins, velvety smooth, super elegant wine really showcasing terroir. Wow!

    5 months
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/01/2011
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009