Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.387 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Diana Eng

75% cab, Merlot, cab franc and petit Verdot. 16-18 months in new oak. 80% new oak. 2005 vintage. Very approachable now but many years ahead. Concentrated cherry, some eucalyptus. Chocolate, coffee, integrated tannin.

75% cab, Merlot, cab franc and petit Verdot. 16-18 months in new oak. 80% new oak. 2005 vintage. Very approachable now but many years ahead. Concentrated cherry, some eucalyptus. Chocolate, coffee, integrated tannin.

Oct 19th, 2019
Rick Baumgarten

Nice effort from a great vintage. Ready to drink with lots of life left

Nice effort from a great vintage. Ready to drink with lots of life left

Jun 18th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

05 was amazing. Still had decades of life ahead.

05 was amazing. Still had decades of life ahead.

Jan 26th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

The 05 might not be in its best evolution stage but, it’s still very nice. Shows the great fruit of 05 but it needs much more time in bottle or at the very least, a better bottle phase. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum and cherries and strawberries around the wide palate. Rich moist earth, saddle-wood, used leather, crushed limestone, dry stones, rich black earth with some sweetness, slight tarry notes, dry herbs, underbrush & dry dark florals. The acidity is near perfect. The balance, tension & length are excellent. The finish is well balanced and lasts minutes. Can’t wait to have it again in 10 years.

The 05 might not be in its best evolution stage but, it’s still very nice. Shows the great fruit of 05 but it needs much more time in bottle or at the very least, a better bottle phase. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum and cherries and strawberries around the wide palate. Rich moist earth, saddle-wood, used leather, crushed limestone, dry stones, rich black earth with some sweetness, slight tarry notes, dry herbs, underbrush & dry dark florals. The acidity is near perfect. The balance, tension & length are excellent. The finish is well balanced and lasts minutes. Can’t wait to have it again in 10 years.

Jun 11th, 2018
Manny Canales

Wow. Amazing.

Wow. Amazing.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

I'll start out saying it right from to start, the 2000 is one of the best Lynch-Bages I have ever had. The 2005 was a little more opulent and refined, riper, plush tannin meshed with dark red fruits. The 2000 was savory, spicy, fruity and very floral with a nose that just didn't stop. Still within reason for normal folks, Lynch-Bages is always a candidate for a top Pauillac wine for the $ each vintage.
2010 is my favorite modern vintage, maybe the best LB since this 2000.
The structure was still plenty firm too, so while it was quite expressive, expect this wine to coast and slowly resolve those tannins over the coming 20+years.

I'll start out saying it right from to start, the 2000 is one of the best Lynch-Bages I have ever had. The 2005 was a little more opulent and refined, riper, plush tannin meshed with dark red fruits. The 2000 was savory, spicy, fruity and very floral with a nose that just didn't stop. Still within reason for normal folks, Lynch-Bages is always a candidate for a top Pauillac wine for the $ each vintage.
2010 is my favorite modern vintage, maybe the best LB since this 2000.
The structure was still plenty firm too, so while it was quite expressive, expect this wine to coast and slowly resolve those tannins over the coming 20+years.

Oct 20th, 2016
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

Open for business with another 10-15 in the tank. Killer! Wine of the tasting!

Open for business with another 10-15 in the tank. Killer! Wine of the tasting!

Jul 6th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Sweet blackberry currants, strawberry licorice, black plum, black tea, black earth, dried roses, dry black earth, gravel, underbrush, crushed dry rock powder, dark dry sweet mineral finish. I will open my first bottle in 2020. It's getting close but not quite there yet. Tasted from the Chateau.

Sweet blackberry currants, strawberry licorice, black plum, black tea, black earth, dried roses, dry black earth, gravel, underbrush, crushed dry rock powder, dark dry sweet mineral finish. I will open my first bottle in 2020. It's getting close but not quite there yet. Tasted from the Chateau.

Apr 7th, 2016
Carolyn Korb

What a treat to have with my pig friends

What a treat to have with my pig friends

Mar 30th, 2016
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.1

A mighty fine vintage. #morrellstafeducation

A mighty fine vintage. #morrellstafeducation

Oct 12th, 2015