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Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2005
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.
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External Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
The 1995 is not quite as outstanding as the massive, backward 1989 or luscious, corpulent 1990, but it looks to be a modern day version of the delicious, hedonistic 1985. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2017.
The Cazes family has polished the rustic charms of the Lynch-Bages to the point that this fifth growth performs at the level of a top second in the best vintages. But in a more challenging vintage like '94, the terroir just can't quite keep up. Here, Cinderella is back from the ball, and the polish has fallen away to reveal a more straightforward beauty. This is a comfortable, country-style Pauillac, its fruit inky with red currant and gamy flavors. The tannins are forceful, but well integrated with the potent fruit. It's a bloody wine for steak tartare.
This austere, medium-weight Lynch Bages reveals notes of new saddle leather, tobacco, olives, and black fruits. Although not a big, concentrated Pauillac, it is graceful, elegant, with character and style. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.
Jean-Michel Cazes has coaxed greatness out of Lynch-Bages for so many years that it's easy to forget this terroir is a fifth growth. In a vintage like 2001 it gives more generous Bourgeois satisfaction than aristocratic pretension. The wine is still sleek and formidable, but in a homey way, the herbal scents of rosemary honey and ripe, succulent plum make this hard to resist. Decant it for roast agneau de Pauillac; the wine will probably be best around eight to ten years from the vintage.
A marvelous bottle of Lynch - better than the 1990 and just a notch below the 1989 in quality. Wondrous aromas of mint, berry and black currant follow through to the palate. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful. Best after 2003.
Displays very beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Full-bodied, with a tightly would palate of ripe tannins. Long and caressing. Best after 2015.
This dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 is a modern day clone of this estate's wonderful 1962. The 1999 reveals forward, open-knit notes of creme de cassis and earth. It is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, and succulent, with supple tannin, excellent balance, as well as a long, pure, ripe finish. This seductive effort will drink well for 12-15 years, possibly longer.