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Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend Wine 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2010 Lynch Bages is an *absolutely brilliant wine*, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades." *-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (96 Points)*

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

Editorial Reviews for Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend Wine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Herbaceous with green tobacco on the tight, slightly hard, woody nose – tight on entry, focused with juicy, ripe tannins, bright acid, polished if a touch lean on the mid-palate, yet full of ripe fruit on the backend, needs some time but everything is here and in proportion (87-88)


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
4.00 5
Vintage: 1989 09/22/2008

This is still so young with it's pencil lead, rubber tinged nose that offers up subtle notes of dried funghi and rich cassis extract. Big and powerful on entry with a closed, hollow midpalate that yields to a minerally finish that finishes with a lingering final of almost grapey cassis fruit. This is only the second bottle from a case bought on release. I've had more open bottles but these are ageing at a glacial pace. Absolutely pinpoint precision with the structure that offers up an airy elegance even with all this richness and power. 2012-2030


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
4.50 5
Vintage: 1989 02/09/2009

This is finally showing signs of maturity. It remains a big wine with exceptional depth but also exceptional balance that gives this elegance and finesse that is rare to find. Rich notes of cigarbox, black currant, and wood spice greet the nose and the palate has lovely funk and herbal, chipotle hints that really frame the deep fruit. A very long lingering finish completes the picture. This is still youthful and is a classic in the making with a long life ahead of it. 2009-2030. 95pts

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
4.50 5
Vintage: 1988 03/16/2010

This just smells classy with layers of cool reserved earth, spice, slightly jammy black currant, tobacco, and green herb notes. On entry this is a bit spicy and even shows a bit of oystershell saltiness that yields to precise, transparent black currant and black olive fruit. the tannins are melting away here giving this a rather broad feel but the acidity remains firm and drives the pencil lead and stalk herb finish on and on. At peak and holding for another 5-8 years. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
4.50 5
Vintage: 1986 02/11/2009

Classic Bordeaux nose that starts very herbal and earth but slowly opens to reveal lurking cassis and mulberry fruits with distinct clean tones of graphite and cedar. This has resolved so well, silky entry is really lovely. Just entering it's plateau this remains rich and packed with fruit that just has a touch of austerity on the palate. The dense core remains light on it's feet with lively acidity and a long very fine finish that recalls the aromatics on the nose. The fruit grows in the glass yet remains very precise with great cut and definition. Wonderful mature Bordeaux. 2008-2020


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
4.00 5
Vintage: 1985 02/11/2009

Opened on a particularly hot day after the restaurants ac had failed. Starts out very herbaceous, cedary and lighter weight. Slowly builds in depth and weight revealing a good core of curranty fruit to counter the herbal elements but remains solidly mid weight if wonderfully fresh with notes of cut leather and light tobacco. In this mag very feminine and still young.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,122
4.50 5
Vintage: 1983 03/29/2010

This is downright refined when contrasted against the Gruaud. There’s a touch of leather and a hint of barnyard but the impression here is one of sweeter fruit, with a hint of gingerbread, and lovely dusty, smoky mineral top notes with emerging herbal undertones. In the palate this is still young and very finely balanced. It’s a much more focused wine than the Gruaud, perhaps a little too focused but the fruit, black raspberry, powers through on the backend and onto the finish. As good as this is it lacks some dimension. It’s a linear wine, firmly at peak and delicious but this is not has not developed a seductive texture or any particular complexity. A solid wine 91pts.


Member Reviews for Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend Wine

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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/07/2013

Lynch Bages bringt konstant gute Qualität, auch bei diesem Jahrgang: noch etwas krautig und wuchtig, wird aber sicher noch viel besser.


Snooth User: sjbae
1567596280
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/13/2015

2008


Snooth User: lawwl
1982493
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/12/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Cab Lovers
137729239
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/09/2012

The sommellier at Le Bernardin introduced us to this complex Sauvignon/Semillon blend. It was perfect with several of the initial fish courses on the tasting menu.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/29/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Cab Lovers
137729239
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/09/2012

Five glasses


Snooth User: longguodai
863192124
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/20/2011

Tight,easy to drink,reasonable prise and even I can buy it in Changsha china a small city.in brief I love it.


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External Reviews for Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

This is super-fresh and mineral with oyster shell and salt. Full body with dried lemons and hints of mango. Long and fresh. Crazy grapefruit. Tangy and energetic. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

A pretty and tangy Lynch with lemon and orange peel with hints of red fruits and hints of iron. Full to medium body with firm tannins. Bright finish. Chewy. Lively finish. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

Cropped at 31hl/ha a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot Jean-Charles Cazes told me that it was one of the shortest harvests because of the low yields between 1 and 12 October. The bouquet is has a pure floral bouquet that is quite Margaux-like in style. It is well defined with touches of cr


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

A blend of 54% Sauvignon Blanc 28% Semillon and 18% Muscadelle raised 50% in new oak this has a fragrant bouquet with scents of apple peel dried apricot and a hints of white peach that is well defined. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity nicely integrated oak which then eases off the accelerator towards the finish. Tasted April 2014. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

Pure and racy delivering a core of violet cassis and cherry well-framed by a sleek iron-coated structure. Features a long taut focused finish. Shows the austerity of the vintage but this remains long and pure with fine cut.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

A fruity wine for the vintage with dense tannins. Full body with impressive structure. Long finish. Generous and attractive. I like the balance and precision for the vintage. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2012 04/18/2013

Produced as an echo of its older brother, the First Wine of Lynch Bages, the 'Echo de Lynch Bages' has all the same characteristics in aroma, flavour and finish as one would expect from these great wines from Pauillac. The suppleness and roundness of these wines lean towrds requiring less storage time when in the bottle to give it its elegance, charm and seductive power. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon 72%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 11% Region : France / Bordeaux Maker : Jean-Charles Cazes Notes : Red fruit aromas and elegant notes with well integrated oak, well structured and smooth, succulent with dark cassis fruit, and earthy complexity. Serve : Serve with roast meat dishes, stews and mature cheeses. ABV : 13%


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"The 2010 Lynch Bages is an *absolutely brilliant wine*, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades." *-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (96 Points)*

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