Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.287 ratings
9.121 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Silky and smooth with still ripe black currants and blackberries leading to leather and hints of green herbs with terrific length. Less “green” than some other vintages I’ve had. More clean.

Silky and smooth with still ripe black currants and blackberries leading to leather and hints of green herbs with terrific length. Less “green” than some other vintages I’ve had. More clean.

Oct 9th, 2018
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 Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit Verdot in the blend. Aged well, round berry fruit flavors, blackberry and plum with an oak character, complex with soft tannins, a delicious wine ending with delicate fruit, oak and mineral notes.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit Verdot in the blend. Aged well, round berry fruit flavors, blackberry and plum with an oak character, complex with soft tannins, a delicious wine ending with delicate fruit, oak and mineral notes.

Jan 11th, 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
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.5

My fav BDX

My fav BDX

Jul 2nd, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.9

Showing the vintage, like a really good super Tuscan.

Showing the vintage, like a really good super Tuscan.

Jun 13th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Wet root/bark on the nose and well balanced

Wet root/bark on the nose and well balanced

Jun 11th, 2016
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.3

2003 shows the ripeness but has great structure still has 8-10 years of life. Big tannins but fruit to manage.

2003 shows the ripeness but has great structure still has 8-10 years of life. Big tannins but fruit to manage.

Mar 5th, 2016
Nik Darlington

Jolly tasty, different, potent and alive

Jolly tasty, different, potent and alive

Dec 26th, 2014
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

9.0

(2003 vintage) Very smooth and elegant with excellent harmony of gaminess, griotte cherry, menthol, tobacco, and earth. Smooth yet earthy, wonderfully proportioned. The meatiness complemented the beef tenderloin, while the fruit both enhanced and was brought out by the slight sweetness of the au jus.

(2003 vintage) Very smooth and elegant with excellent harmony of gaminess, griotte cherry, menthol, tobacco, and earth. Smooth yet earthy, wonderfully proportioned. The meatiness complemented the beef tenderloin, while the fruit both enhanced and was brought out by the slight sweetness of the au jus.

Dec 22nd, 2014
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

8.5

Pretty good for a hot year

Pretty good for a hot year

Dec 30th, 2013