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Château Lynch Bages (2009) (Only 2 available)

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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. ...

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    TypeRed
    Vintage2009
    When to DrinkNow to 2030
    ProducerChâteau Lynch Bages
    RegionBordeaux
    AppellationPauillac
    GrapesCabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
    PairingEnjoy with Wild boar pate, Melba toast and juniper berries.
    ABV13.5%
    Volume75cl (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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    Château Lynch Bages (2009) (Only 2 available)

    Château Lynch Bages (2009) (Only 2 available)

    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. ...

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