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2010 Chateau Lynch Bages

"95-97 Robert Parker, 95-98 Wine Spectator & 98-99 James Suckling"

2010 Chateau Lynch Bages

"95-97 Robert Parker, 95-98 Wine Spectator & 98-99 James Suckling"

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2010 Chateau Lynch Bages

"95-97 Robert Parker, 95-98 Wine Spectator & 98-99 James Suckling"

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"95-97 Robert Parker 95-98 Wine Spectator98-99 James Suckling "Over the last three vintages, Lynch Bages has returned with a vengeance after somewhat listless performances following their brilliant duo of 1989 and 1990. Much of the credit for this must go to Jean-Charles Cazes who has taken over for his father, Jean-Michel, one of the greatest ambassadors Bordeaux has ever had. The 2010 blew me away on each occasion I tasted it during my two week sojourn in Bordeaux. Tannic and concentrated, this huge Pauillac boasts an inky/purple color as well as impressive notes of crème de cassis, smoke, graphite and spring flowers. This dense, seriously endowed, monstrous Lynch Bages is reminiscent of some of the wines made at this estate in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It will require 4-5 years of cellaring and should be drinkable for 3-4 decades." Robert ParkerChâteau 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. Often described as a poor man's Mouton, 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."""

BrandChateau Lynch Bages

RegionBordeaux

VarietalCabernet Merlot Cabernet Franc

Size750ml

Vintage2010

CountryFrance

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