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Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Very Lightly Nicked Label 2005

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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.

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Château Lynch-bages:
Château Lynch-Bages was owned by the Lynch family for three quarters of a century. They descended from John Lynch, a young Irishman from Galway who was chased out of his country in 1691. In the 18th century, Count Jean-Baptiste Lynch, mayor of Bordeaux, inherited the estate and handed over management to his brother Michel Lynch, who was also mayor of Pauillac during the French Revolution. ... Read more
Château Lynch-Bages was owned by the Lynch family for three quarters of a century. They descended from John Lynch, a young Irishman from Galway who was chased out of his country in 1691. In the 18th century, Count Jean-Baptiste Lynch, mayor of Bordeaux, inherited the estate and handed over management to his brother Michel Lynch, who was also mayor of Pauillac during the French Revolution. Jean-Charles Cazes, highly respected in the Médoc for his experience in viticul- ture and winemaking, bought the property in 1934. With his son André, he devoted all his energy to Lynch-Bages for more than 35 years. In 1974, his grand-son Jean-Michel Cazes set about restructuring and managing the estate and recently, in 2006, handed over the running of the property to his son Jean-Charles. Read less
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01/30/2012

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


External Reviews for Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Very Lightly Nicked Label

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/26/2010

Der LYNCH-BAGES ist ein reicher, kräftiger und voller Wein, was er in erster Li-nie seinem hohen Cabernet Sauvignon Anteil, den neuen Eichenfässern und einer minimalen Filtrierung zu verdanken hat. Er hat eine tiefe, dunkle und granatrote Farbe. Sein süsses, fruchtiges Aroma ruft Erinnerungen an reife Trauben wach. Ein grosser Wein mit gutem Extrakt bei dem niemand mehr ernsthaft bestreiten würde, dass er den Rang eines Deuxième Cru verdient hätte.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Though it does not possess the weight, mass, or volume of the 1996, the 1995 is still a beautiful wine with a more evolved personality, lower acidity, but nowhere near the concentration of its younger sibling. The wine exhibits abundant quantities of earthy, smoke and tobacco-tinged, black currant fruit, rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied flavors and moderate tannin in the long finish. It is successful, but nowhere near full maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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.


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07/31/2008

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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.


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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.

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