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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

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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

In the flight of young wines, with all the vintages of the nineties represented, this wine stood out for its absolute purity of crème de cassis, ripe fruit, medium to full body, high tannin, wonderful sweetness, massive richness on the mid-palate, and abundant power, density and ripeness. It is clearly the finest Lynch Bages since the 1989 and 1990. anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

One of the big surprises is how delicious this wine has turned out. It is a beautiful, classic claret. Dark ruby-colored with purple hues, it reveals aromas of dried herbs, smoke, leather, grilled meats, and copious black cherry and currant fruit. Medium-bodied, powerful, rich, and surprisingly evolved, this vintage has hit its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-12 years.


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

It's French, it's expensive, it's not ready to drink, it's in short supply, like so many of Bordeaux's 2000s, it is the best wine to come from this estate in a decade, and chances are, by the time the current aversion to "buying French" wanes, wines like this will be gone. I'm not sure how I'm going to be feeling about the French in 15 years, but I have a pretty good idea of what I'll think of this wine.


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.


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

Very dark ruby color, still almost black. Superripe fruit aromas, with currants, prunes and spices. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit and velvety tannins. It goes on and on. Very polished Lynch-Bages. Best after 2005.


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

There were two bottles of this wine tasted, one of my own and one from another person's cellar. Although both were outstanding, one was much more evolved and displayed a slight dirtiness, but it was still impressive. The other displayed beautiful creme de cassis, and cedar in a surprisingly full-bodied and evolved style that could be drunk now. I originally predicted 2008-2025 for the window of full maturity, and that looks accurate, as this wine, which exhibits a little amber and loads of glycerin, is probably the biggest, richest Lynch Bages produced after the 1995 and before the 2005. Succulent, with lots of juicy black fruit and silky tannin, this is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for another 15-20 years.


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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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