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Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2006
"This wine is really exciting! With superb texture and weight on the palate, itis hedonistically concentrated but with such rich ripe black fruits it takesyour breath away. The core and finish is so cool, defined and sumptuous that Ireally can't find a single quality it lacks. A staggering bottle of wine thatwill probably be like a 1982 - delicious all through its life." Drink2012-2030. Simon Staples - Fine Wine Director - 21-Oct-08
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Smoke, water and moss on the nose. Potent. Tobacco and black currant with a hint of floral and red fruits (cherry and raspberry). Potent tannins and lots of promise.
Fresh and pure aromas and flavors. 90 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
This wine played possum over a sampling in the decanter for several hours. Closed and tight for the first few hours, it was unassuming and subtle with high level of tannins, oak, and acidity. It finally opened up after about 6 hours or air, and was brilliant, with red fruits with a touch of vanilla, a great mid palate, and long finish that made its exist with a bit of molasses and sweet tannins. This wine had some finesse as well. I wanted more but it was consumed by the time it started to show.
look = 6/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 13/20; total = 34/50
Still too closed in the bouquet. Will try to taste the wine again in 2-3 years from now.
External Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
Sattes Purpur. Leicht animalische, dann rauchige Nase. Fleischig im Ansatz, mit einer gehörigen Portion runder, saftiger Tannine. Langes Finale. Ein fülliger, reicher Wein.
WA 92pts. - WS 92pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: 1988 or 1995-ish in style, rather than 1996, which seems to be the vintage several 2006s recall, this dense purple-colored wine displays sweet notes of creme de cassis, tobacco leaf, licorice, and some cedar and graphite. The wine has plenty of structure a la 1995 and a backward, muscular personality, but beautiful fruit on the attack and alluring purity and a nicely textured mouthfeel. The finish suggests cellaring for 3-5 years and drinking over the following two decades.
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
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