Château Haut Bages Averous Pauillac Bottle 2005

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Velvet in a glass. Exquisitely rich, opulent, elegant and really delicious. Magnificent wine! - WS Grand Tour 2011 Read more

Therersquo;s a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazesrsquo;s team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is sti... Read more

I have long been an admirer of this estate (having purchased their 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000), but the 2005 is not one of their most profoun... Read more

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01/31/2012

Velvet in a glass. Exquisitely rich, opulent, elegant and really delicious. Magnificent wine! - WS Grand Tour 2011


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External Review
01/25/2012

Therersquo;s a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazesrsquo;s team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely mdash; a touch of gaminess makes it friendly rather that ponderous. Therersquo;s something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle melting in the mouth. (Daniel Llose used 80 percent new oak for this vintage; the yields were short so there were more new barrels to go around, and at a tannic index of 82, the wine could handle it). Pure black cherry flavor saturates the wine in freshness; the complexity is intriguing and silken rather than aggressive. This should be readily accessible at ten to 20 years of age and should thrive for years after.


External Review
01/25/2012

I have long been an admirer of this estate (having purchased their 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000), but the 2005 is not one of their most profound efforts. While certainly outstanding, Lynch Bages appears to have lightened its style dramatically over the last 4ndash;5 years. Sweet black currant fruit intermixed with cedar, dried Provencal herbs, licorice, olives, and earthy notes lead to a sexy, medium-bodied, surprisingly elegant, lighter-styled wine. It may put on more weight with additional age, but at present it is a soft, forward, easy-going Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2025.


External Review
01/25/2012

As one might suspect, the dense purple-hued 2005 is still tannic, firm and young, with concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit, beautiful ripeness, a full-bodied mouthfeel and undeniable youthfulness. Tasting like a 2ndash;3 year old wine rather one that has passed its sixth birthday. It is potentially one of the longest lived Lynch Bages since the remarkable 1989 and 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2017ndash;2030+.


External Review
05/18/2011

Gorgeous. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and nuances of violet, berry, toasted oak and mineral. Long, caressing finish. Better in 1999.


External Review
05/18/2011

(Barrel tasting) 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.


External Review
05/18/2011

Gorgeous aromas of plum. blackberries and licorice, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with full, silky tannins and a long, long finish. Big and solid. Fantastic. If you love Lynch, you won't be disappointed. Best after 2010.


External Review
05/18/2011

The '94 is an excellent wine which reveals a healthy, saturated, dark, ruby/purple color, chocolate, cedar and black currant and fruitcake-like aromas, and medium to full body.


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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Few people realise that this is the second wine of Ch. Lynch-Bages, and it<br/>certainly doesn't taste like it here! Gentle cedar hints enhance the rich<br/>summer pudding flavours while roasted coffee and firm tannins and acidity add a<br/>serious edge. The pure yet beguiling nose of spicy raspberries tops things off<br/>beautifully. You can argue about how good the Grand Vin is till the cows come<br/>home but there is no doubt that this wonderful wine is the best Haut-Bages<br/>Averous ever.

Berry Bros & Rudd review: Few people realise that this is the second wine of Ch. Lynch-Bages, and it<br/>certainly doesn't taste like it here! Gentle cedar hints enhance the rich<br/>summer pudding flavours while roasted coffee and firm tannins and acidity add a<br/>serious edge. The pure yet beguiling nose of spicy raspberries tops things off<br/>beautifully. You can argue about how good the Grand Vin is till the cows come<br/>home but there is no doubt that this wonderful wine is the best Haut-Bages<br/>Averous ever.

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