Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux has been on the right path since Jean-Charles Cazes took over the responsibilities of running the estate from his father, Jean-Michel Cazes . While different in style, 2009 Lynch Bages and 2010 Lynch Bages is the first back to back successes for the Bordeaux wine producer since the exalted duo of 1989 and 1990.
2010 Lynch Bages is a deep, powerful, tannic, concentrated Bordeaux wine with a dark, ruby color. Creme de cassis, blackberry jam, flowers and earthy scents fill the perfume. In the mouth, this big, full bodied, powerful, rich, intense, tannic wine will require 15-20 years before becoming civilized and revealing all its charms. From a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon , 18% Merlot , 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Franc this Bordeaux wine makes a good contrast in style to the more opulent 2009 Lynch Bages. 94-95 Pts
2009 Lynch Bages – Deep ruby in color with a spicy cassis, tobacco and blackberry jam perfume. This rich, powerful, sweet, opulent wine is palate staining and fresh ending with a long finish that lingers on your palate for over 45 seconds! This is my favorite vintage of Lynch Bages since the dynamic duo of 1989 and 1990! 96 Pts
1996 Chateau Lynch Bages – Ruby with hints of slight bricking around the edges, this maturing wine displays scents of cedar wood, damp earth, cassis, mushroom and cigar box aromas. The wine is full bodied, tannic and concentrated. In the mouth, it’s like taking a big bite of juicy Cabernet Sauvignon. This is developing nicely and will continue improving for at least another 20 more years. 94 Pts