2005 Château Haut-Bages Averous, Pauillac

The second wine of Lynch-Bages shows in a different vein to the 2004, which encompassed an unusually high proportion of Merlot. Here we return to Cabernet-dominant form, in fact accounting for 57% of the blend, alongside 26% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. No new oak is employed in the elevage of this wine – solely barrels that have been used for the grand vin in one previous vintage. Showing a good rich colour in the glass, the primary aromas are of succulent, ripe blackcurrant and vibrant stone-fruit. The palate shows a fresh nature, with appealing, accessible fruit. There is a pleasing vibrant touch, like freshly-crushed berry fruit. This is much more in the red fruit spectrum despite the proportion of Cabernet.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
2 available
£40.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    57% Cabernet Sauvignon
    26% Merlot
    15% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Mature 2011 - 2020
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Château Haut-Bages Averous, Pauillac
Château Lynch-Bages

The extremely popular Château Lynch-Bages lies on a gravel ridge overlooking the Gironde Estuary to the west of the town of Pauillac. Punching well above its Fifth Growth status, Lynch-Bages has a devoted following. So loyal that it made history in 1985 when a French astronaut took a bottle of 1975 Lynch-Bages into space, making it the first wine to leave the planet.

More recently, there has been a huge investment and regeneration program undertaken by the Cazes family, who have been leading the estate since the 1930s, including a brand new cellar that will be completed shortly. Jean-Michel Cazes’ impressive efforts to promote the wines of Bordeaux in general did wonders to increase the popularity of his own Lynch-Bages. Today, Jean-Charles Cazes heads the château which also makes a second wine, Echo de Lynch-Bages and a white, Blanc de Lynch-Bages.

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