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Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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

Member Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
01/30/2012

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


Snooth User: Whyneau
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5.00 5
01/04/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


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

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
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

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.


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

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.


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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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