Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Very Lightly Nicked Label 2005

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

Ch. Lynch-Bages continues to deliver quality in this spectacular 2005 vintage. This has a mildly smoky nose with dense tannins and currants. Great ... Read more

(Barrel tasting) A wine that seems to revel in richness. The tannins are certainly structured, but the fruit is just bursting out. The dryness and ... 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


External Reviews for Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Very Lightly Nicked Label

External Review
03/06/2009

Ch. Lynch-Bages continues to deliver quality in this spectacular 2005 vintage. This has a mildly smoky nose with dense tannins and currants. Great potential for the cellar.


External Review
05/18/2011

(Barrel tasting) A wine that seems to revel in richness. The tannins are certainly structured, but the fruit is just bursting out. The dryness and the acidity, though, promise that the fruit will be tamed and the wine will age well.


External Review
06/30/2010

Overlooking the Gironde estuary at the entrance to Pauillac, the vines of Lynch-Bages are located on the Bages plateau, on one of the finest gravelly rises in the appellation. The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, and was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes, restructured the estate in 1974, adding state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, while keeping the former wooden vats as a reminder of the 19th century. The grapes are all hand picked and then carefully sorted before crushing. A very strict selection is made prior to blending and the wine is traditionally aged in oak barrels before bottling


External Review
05/18/2011

On the three occasions I tasted the 1995 out of the bottle it came across in an elegant, restrained, 1985/1953 Lynch-Bages style. While attractive and soft, with obvious tannin in the background, the 1995 is not made in the blockbuster style of the 1996, 1990, 1989 or 1986. Deep ruby-colored, with an evolved nose of sweet, smoky, earthy, black currant fruit, this fleshy, round, seductive, fat and fruity Lynch-Bages should drink well young, yet age for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac Ce 2005 has a deep ruby/purple hue which is accompanied by a classic Medoc nose of tapenade


External Review
03/23/2012

This outstanding effort is slightly lighter, more streamlined and delicate than followers of Lynch Bages have come to expect after such great vintages as 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000. A deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a classic Medoc nose of tapenade, roasted herbs, licorice, cedar, black currants, and damp earth. Medium-bodied with moderate tannin, sweet fruit, and surprising softness as well as forwardness for a 2005 northern Medoc, it can be drunk now and over the next 20+ years.


External Review
07/31/2008

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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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