Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 2016

Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 2016

Retail Price (inc. GST) (750ml)

Per Bottle: $341.16

Wine Profile

  • Vintage
  • Color
    Red
97 Vinous+
97 James Suckling Wine Advocate+
97+ Robert Parker Wine Advocate+
Aroma Notes-

The 2009 Lynch Bages is outstanding, Dark ruby garnet, violet reflections , subtle brightening on the edges, chocolaty herbal spice notes, dark forest berry jam, smoky nuances, delicate vegetal notes. Fresh cherries, slightly sweet texture and a little more pronounced acid structure. Masculine and for the reasonably long haul, it’s a powerhouse of sweet, ripe and cool Cabernet fruit with an intoxicating minerality and a five-minute finish. Perfection in liquidity. Brilliant.
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

  • Year 2009 | 2016
  • Colour Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux, Pauillac
  • Type Wine
  • Classification 5eme Cru Classe
  • Appellation Bordeaux | pauillac
  • Grapes/Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
  • Country France
  • Bottle Size 750
  • LWIN 1012576

Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

CHÂTEAU Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé - Pauillac

The power and elegance of a great Pauillac

Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.

Outstandingly consistent quality

The estate’s reputation as a top quality wine producer took off in 1945 after a series of exceptional vintages. Since then, Lynch-Bages has continued to produce excellent wines, even during years considered difficult in the Bordeaux region. The wine’s deep colour and tannic backbone have become part of its signature style. Jean-Michel Cazes, grandson of Jean-Charles, has worked hard to develop and refine the wine’s supple and smooth structure over the years. Vintage after vintage, the estate’s precise and excellent winemaking techniques have served to firmly establish Lynch-Bages reputation for consistent quality.

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The Grape/Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

The Producer

Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

CHÂTEAU Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé - Pauillac

The power and elegance of a great Pauillac

Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.

Outstandingly consistent quality

The estate’s reputation as a top quality wine producer took off in 1945 after a series of exceptional vintages. Since then, Lynch-Bages has continued to produce excellent wines, even during years considered difficult in the Bordeaux region. The wine’s deep colour and tannic backbone have become part of its signature style. Jean-Michel Cazes, grandson of Jean-Charles, has worked hard to develop and refine the wine’s supple and smooth structure over the years. Vintage after vintage, the estate’s precise and excellent winemaking techniques have served to firmly establish Lynch-Bages reputation for consistent quality.


The Region

Bordeaux, Pauillac

Bordeaux, Pauillac is on the west bank of the Gironde, generally known as the "Left Bank". St-Julian is to the south. A stream called Ruisseau de Juillac marks part of the boundary between the two communes; other parts are marked by a stone wall and a country lane. To the north, across the Jalle du Breuil, lies St Estephe. Pauillac is bounded on the west by the parish of St Sauver and the Landes forest. All three communes lie within the Haut-Medoc. The town of Pauillac is the largest in the Médoc, with a population of over 5000. Pauillac is somewhat more elevated than the surrounding area, rising to a peak of nearly 30 metres above sea-level in the region of Chateau Pontent-Canet. The soil is gravelly, as with most of the Haut-Médoc. The forest to the west shelters the vines from the Atlantic winds. Pauillac contains around 1200 hectares of vineyards.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant grape, but it is invariably blended with other grapes. As with all red Bordeaux, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere may also be included in the blend (although wines will not necessarily include all six grapes). Prior to the 19th century, Malbec was predominant.

The style has been described as "stark". The predominant fruit flavour is usually blackcurrant, sometimes veering into plum. Pencil-shavings and cigar-box are also characteristic notes.

Wine from Pauillac may be labelled as Haut-Médoc (usually wine which the château considers inferior to its main offering and wishes to market under a different label). Similarly, second (or third) wines from the grandes châteaux may be labelled simply as Pauillac.