Color: straw yellow with light green reflexes, crystal-clear...
Color Intense ruby red.Taste The wine has a rich, but at the same...
Savory and earthy, this wine shows very expressive aromatic notes...
COLOURRuby red NOSEHints of red and black berries, typical of this...
Intense ruby red in the glass. A nose of intense hints of plum,...
The nose shows amazing aromas of mint, spices and currant, with underlying licorice and tar. Full-bodied, with amazing fruit and a long, long finish. Powerful. Blockbuster, but balanced. So structured. ...
|When to Drink||Now to 2030|
|Producer||Château Lynch Bages|
|Grapes||Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Pairing||Enjoy with Wild boar pate, Melba toast and juniper berries.|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Château Lynch Bages, a 5ème Cru Classé, is one of the best-known Médoc estates and has always had a particularly strong following on this side of the English Channel. Since 1973 it has been owned by the enigmatic Jean-Michel Cazes and is now run by his son, Jean-Charles.
Lynch Bages's vineyards are superbly sited on a plateau west of Pauillac town, in the small village of Bages. The 90 hectares of vineyards (Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 10%) lie on deep gravel beds over limestone. For the reds, fermentation is temperature-controlled with extensive 'remontage' to ensure concentration and depth of colour. A special system of pipes transfers the wine from the cuves to the oak barriques (60% new) where it matures for 15 months.
Lynch Bages can be surprisingly soft and approachable when young. However, when fully mature, it develops a succulent richness and a heavenly bouquet of minty blackcurrants and cigar boxes. As Oz Clarke says "Lynch Bages is impressive at five years, beautiful at ten years and irresistible at twenty."
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