96 points, Antonio Galloni: “One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 a very decidedly exotic character that is imp
“One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 a very decidedly exotic character that is impossible to miss. Raspberry jam, mocha, new leather and expressive floral notes appear with time in the glass, rounding things out nicely. Even though the 2015 is quite forward and open at this stage, the wine has plenty of stuffing as well as the underlying structure to support many years of exceptional drinking. This is a stellar showing for Lynch-Bages.”
96 points, Antonio Galloni
Few chateaux in Bordeaux, France have made their mark in the history of the Medoc region like Chateau Lynch-Bages. It is located on the "Batges" lands near the commune of Pauillac, located on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary. Lynch-Bages' history begin in the 17th Century when the chateau - known then as 'Cru de Lynch - was owned by Thomas Lynch, he was the son of John Lynch, a native of Galway, Ireland and a Bordeaux trader. Thomas Lynch's wines had a solid and sterling reputation resulting in the Chateau being ranked among the Fifth Classified Growths in the prestigious classification of 1855, assembled in honor of the World Fair in Paris.
In 1939 the Cazes family bought the Chateau, along with its 100 hectares of vineyards...and there began the renaissance. Vineyards are divided into two parts - those on the Bages plateau and those near Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, both on gravel-sand soil offering excellent drainage. Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 73% of the vines, with the remaining 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Lynch-Bages is one of Bordeaux's most sought-after Classified Growths, because it produces powerful, opulent wines that have become more precise over time. Elegant and structured, the wines are generous in youth, becoming more aromatically complex as they age.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Pair with lamb, roasted or grilled meats, hearty stews and rice dishes.