Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.33521 ratings
9.3893 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
LM Segal

A very primary but nonetheless accessible L-B, tons of cassis and black olive, prominent toasty oak suggest less than 5 as opposed to 17 yrs of age. Fullish in body and quite long, likely to soften up in time just don’t know how much!

A very primary but nonetheless accessible L-B, tons of cassis and black olive, prominent toasty oak suggest less than 5 as opposed to 17 yrs of age. Fullish in body and quite long, likely to soften up in time just don’t know how much!

Jun 18th, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

One of the more accessible 2000’s right now, it is rounding the corner towards maturity flaunting a deep dark fruited profile with herbs, spices, tobacco and truffle. On the palate the tannins are integrated and its texture is elegant, layered and seamless. 2000 shows a truly great balance between power and elegance. Excellent.

One of the more accessible 2000’s right now, it is rounding the corner towards maturity flaunting a deep dark fruited profile with herbs, spices, tobacco and truffle. On the palate the tannins are integrated and its texture is elegant, layered and seamless. 2000 shows a truly great balance between power and elegance. Excellent.

Apr 2nd, 2022
Delectable Wine

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9.9

The 2019 Lynch Bages is every bit as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel, if not moreso. What a wine! Towering and vertical in its bearing, the 2019 is a total stunner. There is plenty of Lynch Bages charm, but what distinguishes the 2019 most is its spine of tannin and energy. Time in the glass brings out sweet red cherry, plum, blood orange and pomegranate and mint. The 2019 is a great, great, great Lynch Bages. It reminds me of the epic 1989, but with the youthful grip of this vintage. A towering Pauillac, the 2019 Lynch Bages will make a great addition to any cellar. (Antonio Galloi, Vinous, February 2022)

The 2019 Lynch Bages is every bit as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel, if not moreso. What a wine! Towering and vertical in its bearing, the 2019 is a total stunner. There is plenty of Lynch Bages charm, but what distinguishes the 2019 most is its spine of tannin and energy. Time in the glass brings out sweet red cherry, plum, blood orange and pomegranate and mint. The 2019 is a great, great, great Lynch Bages. It reminds me of the epic 1989, but with the youthful grip of this vintage. A towering Pauillac, the 2019 Lynch Bages will make a great addition to any cellar. (Antonio Galloi, Vinous, February 2022)

Feb 25th, 2022
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Still a baby! Gorgeous but revisit in 5.

Still a baby! Gorgeous but revisit in 5.

Jan 3rd, 2022
LM Segal

Smoke and camphor on the nose leading a rich, even decadent panoply of dark red fruit, balsa wood, Asian spice. Dried mushroom and vanilla paste. Magical. Needed a 45 minute decant.

Smoke and camphor on the nose leading a rich, even decadent panoply of dark red fruit, balsa wood, Asian spice. Dried mushroom and vanilla paste. Magical. Needed a 45 minute decant.

Dec 16th, 2021
David Kline

Cassis and raspberry interplay with elderberry beneath mint and cypress grove. Warm earth newly tilled; allspice, violet, thyme. Light on the palate, sporting tart cherry, savory, chicory, chocolate, currant and roses.

Cassis and raspberry interplay with elderberry beneath mint and cypress grove. Warm earth newly tilled; allspice, violet, thyme. Light on the palate, sporting tart cherry, savory, chicory, chocolate, currant and roses.

Dec 3rd, 2021
"Odedi"

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, cinnamon and vinaigrette.

Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, oak, vanilla, earth, wet leaves, light vegetables, black tea, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, coffee and dark chocolates.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

What a great Left Bank Bordeaux from the great 2005 vintage this is.

This Fifth Growth is nicely balanced with lots of dark fruit notes. Delicious and yummy. Fabulous and better than I expected.

This 16 year old is Drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity with a great mouth feel. Powerful and rich.

Thank you John for sharing.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Loved smelling on it for a long time.

Great nose. Great palate. Tasty and gorgeous.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but good all by itself too.

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit verdot.

13% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$280.

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, cinnamon and vinaigrette.

Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, oak, vanilla, earth, wet leaves, light vegetables, black tea, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, coffee and dark chocolates.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

What a great Left Bank Bordeaux from the great 2005 vintage this is.

This Fifth Growth is nicely balanced with lots of dark fruit notes. Delicious and yummy. Fabulous and better than I expected.

This 16 year old is Drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity with a great mouth feel. Powerful and rich.

Thank you John for sharing.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Loved smelling on it for a long time.

Great nose. Great palate. Tasty and gorgeous.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but good all by itself too.

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit verdot.

13% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$280.

Sep 28th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

This time with a better cork. A treat.

This time with a better cork. A treat.

Feb 19th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974, with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment. Primarily Cab Sauv, with Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit Verdot in the blend. Deep Ruby, complex nose, aged well, round berry fruit flavors, blackberry and plum with an oak character, elegant with soft tannins, a delicious wine ending with delicate fruit, oak and mineral notes. Great!

The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974, with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment. Primarily Cab Sauv, with Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit Verdot in the blend. Deep Ruby, complex nose, aged well, round berry fruit flavors, blackberry and plum with an oak character, elegant with soft tannins, a delicious wine ending with delicate fruit, oak and mineral notes. Great!

Jan 2nd, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Sadly very slightly corked. Bummer. Ripe plums. Leather. Very developed.

Sadly very slightly corked. Bummer. Ripe plums. Leather. Very developed.

Oct 17th, 2020