2011 Château Lynch-Bages, Cru Classé Pauillac

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and the rest split between Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Opulent on the nose, with notes of dark berries and pure cassis. On the palate, this shows a plush texture, driven by velvety-fine, but quite robust tannins. There is a substantial swathe of ripe fruit and a touch of sweet vanillin from 75% new oak barrels, giving this a rounded and pleasing mouthfeel. Intense and balanced, with good definition and concentration, this is another good effort from the Cazes stable.

Critic score
90/100
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Bottle
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£86.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    72% Cabernet Sauvignon
    23% Merlot
    2.5% Cabernet Franc
    2.5% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2011 Château Lynch-Bages, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate (April 2014)
90/100

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