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A beautiful deep concentrated purple in the glass, with blackcurrant, pepper and hints of cloves and cedar on the nose. This is mirrored on the palate with dark cherries and cassis, silky, refined tannins and an amazing mouthfilling velvet texture balanced with perfect acidity. Smooth and seductive on the finish, showing the perfect ripeness of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Altogether a mighty wine with real grace, purity and elegance. Very impressive.
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Chateau Lynch Bages appears to be going from strength to strength in this vintage. The 2010 has a glorious bouquet with intense blackberry and boysenberry fruit laced with minerals and cedar - beautifully defined and "symmetrical". The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition and a real sense of edginess and tension. Lovely focus and poise, superbly judged acidity and wonderful mineralite on the finish. Superb.
The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades.
Ready 2010 - 2024
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Mature 2009 - 2025
Ready 2010 - 2021