Lynch Bages is one of the most popular and reliable Chateaux of Bordeaux. Classic Pauillac is made here with cassis fruit, a touch of mint and cigar box aromas.
97-99 Points, Neal Martin: “It has a very concentrated; almost opaque bouquet that required some coaxing from the glass, developing floral and crushed limestone scents with time: disarmingly fresh and with stunning vivacity. The palate is concentrated and tannic, although they are not obtrusive and appear neatly embroidered into the multi-layered black fruit. This is a classic Lynch Bages with ambition and recalls vintages like 1990, a Lynch Bages built for long-term ageing. That arching backbone is counterbalanced by the keen line of acidity and a freshness that knows no bounds. There is ethereal delineation and tension on the finish, but I would give this at least ten years in bottle to enjoy this audacious Lynch Bages at its peak. Maybe the biggest surprise of the vintage, this has all the makings of a sensational wine. Drink 2026 – 2060.”
98-99 Points, James Suckling: “This is really back-ended thanks to a powerful and almost endless finish. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with incredible concentration and length. Round and polished tannins. Layers. This unravels bit by bit. Energetic acidity gives it such superb freshness. This is at the 2010/2009 level.”