Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32729 ratings
9.2707 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep garnet red with lighter edges. Layered nose with notes of dark berries, spices, and herbal. A bit woody too with some damp earth and tobacco notes. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Solid acidity with red berries, touch darker as well, dark spices, twigs and some minerality. Dry and medium plus finish. Drink till 2022.

Deep garnet red with lighter edges. Layered nose with notes of dark berries, spices, and herbal. A bit woody too with some damp earth and tobacco notes. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Solid acidity with red berries, touch darker as well, dark spices, twigs and some minerality. Dry and medium plus finish. Drink till 2022.

Jan 2nd, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Steak, Frites & Claret. I am in heaven this New Year’s Eve. While 03 was a very warm & ripe vintage; which will drink well younger, this still needs 5-8 years. The nose still shows a fair amount of earth & some funk even after an hour & half in the the decanter. Sour dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned earth, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The body is medium, lush and beautiful. Tannins have baby teeth. Sour & sweet dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, blueberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned dark earth, dry crushed rock, hints of graphite, cigar tobacco, used leather, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The acidity is round and near perfect. The length, structure, tension and balance are all in good company. The finish is long & beautiful with nice balance, but just a shade more earthiness on the long set. Here a little trivia for your next game of “Wine Trivial Pursuit.” What was the first wine brought into space? In 1985, the 75 Lynch Bages was brought into space by a Frenchmen. Of course, right? I wonder if that drove up the bottle price? I think Lynch Bages is still currently closed for visits as it’s under renovation. They are making serious improvements to their facilities. Should you ever visit, make your appointment either side of lunch and eat at their Bistro...Cafe Lavinal. It’s very good, close and owned by Lynch Bages. Library vintages of Lynch Bages are available by the glass. It’s a very short walk from the Chateau. They also have great accommodations in walking distance, the Cordeillan Bages. The hotel is very nice and has a two star Michelin Restaurant. One of our favorite meals ever! Wish you all peace, success and many nice bottles in 2018!!! Happy New Year! 🎊🎈🎆 🍾🥂 🎉

Steak, Frites & Claret. I am in heaven this New Year’s Eve. While 03 was a very warm & ripe vintage; which will drink well younger, this still needs 5-8 years. The nose still shows a fair amount of earth & some funk even after an hour & half in the the decanter. Sour dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned earth, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The body is medium, lush and beautiful. Tannins have baby teeth. Sour & sweet dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, blueberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned dark earth, dry crushed rock, hints of graphite, cigar tobacco, used leather, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The acidity is round and near perfect. The length, structure, tension and balance are all in good company. The finish is long & beautiful with nice balance, but just a shade more earthiness on the long set. Here a little trivia for your next game of “Wine Trivial Pursuit.” What was the first wine brought into space? In 1985, the 75 Lynch Bages was brought into space by a Frenchmen. Of course, right? I wonder if that drove up the bottle price? I think Lynch Bages is still currently closed for visits as it’s under renovation. They are making serious improvements to their facilities. Should you ever visit, make your appointment either side of lunch and eat at their Bistro...Cafe Lavinal. It’s very good, close and owned by Lynch Bages. Library vintages of Lynch Bages are available by the glass. It’s a very short walk from the Chateau. They also have great accommodations in walking distance, the Cordeillan Bages. The hotel is very nice and has a two star Michelin Restaurant. One of our favorite meals ever! Wish you all peace, success and many nice bottles in 2018!!! Happy New Year! 🎊🎈🎆 🍾🥂 🎉

Jan 1st, 2018
Chris Hyde

Merry Christmas to me

Merry Christmas to me

Dec 22nd, 2017
Grant Simpson

83, 90, 03, 11 sideby side 90 the star of flight not surprisingly....

83, 90, 03, 11 sideby side 90 the star of flight not surprisingly....

Dec 22nd, 2017
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.5

Exquisitely meaty with dark red & black fruit and hints of camphor

Exquisitely meaty with dark red & black fruit and hints of camphor

Dec 5th, 2017
Manny Canales

Wow. Amazing.

Wow. Amazing.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Phil Stice

Disjointed. Oak and fruit at the forefront with sharp acid and tannin. I’ll chalk some of it up to youth but I’d expect more from this property

Disjointed. Oak and fruit at the forefront with sharp acid and tannin. I’ll chalk some of it up to youth but I’d expect more from this property

Nov 22nd, 2017
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.2

Restrained, elegant.

Restrained, elegant.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely balance

Lovely balance

Sep 18th, 2017
Sean Genn

A baby. Lots of acidity and tannin. A long life ahead of this but enjoyable now with food.

A baby. Lots of acidity and tannin. A long life ahead of this but enjoyable now with food.

Aug 27th, 2017