2001 Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 88 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-2001-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    (78% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 3.76 pH; 5.08 g/l total acidity; 58 IPT; 13.3% alcohol): Deep ruby-red. Closed nose hints at blackcurrant, dark plum, smoke and dried herbs. Juicy and dense on entry, then bright and lively in the middle, thanks to vibrant acidity lifting the flavors of underbrush, earth and dark plum. Finishes with a hint of cola, a slightly weedy note, and mounting, drying tannins. I was a little disappointed by this wine; maybe I caught it in at an awkward time, as there didn't seem to be anything wrong with the bottle itself--or the cork.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Clean and sleek, with tobacco, berry and plum character, medium body and a silky, fresh finish. Firm and balanced Lynch. 40,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid crimson. Sweet, spicy and lifted. Juicy. Transparent. Very easy to like. A bit chewy on the end. A very solid performance. Looking good!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The fully mature 2001 exhibits aromas of tapenade, bay leaf, licorice, red and black currants, damp earth and new saddle leather. Medium-bodied and atypically elegant and charming for a Lynch Bages with soft, fully resolved tannin and a moderately long finish, it is much lighter than a great vintage such as 2000.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drink Dates: 2004-2018
    Author: JDF1960
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: sm122097
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Deep ruby red colored wine with a slightly gamy nose of toasty oak and spice. Nice oak and plum flavors on the palate. Reasonably plush but lacks the hedonistic qualities of the best Lynch Bages. Reminds of the 1978 Lynch. 73% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 10% Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2017
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Nose was classic earthy Bordeaux. Palate was typical Bordeaux but with occasional bursts of Napa type dark fruit that would quickly disappear. Rich with chocolate/coffee undertones. Interesting wine but lacked the depth and complexity of a stronger vintage. 92 pts.
    Author: Mike N296
Located just outside the town of Pauillac, Chateau Lynch Bages is famous for its Cabernet-based wines, which typify the best of the appellation. The estate is classified as one of eighteen Fifth Growths from the official 1855 classification; many experts, though, would argue that its quality merits it a place among the Second Growths. Typical Lynch-Bages reveals a wonderful bouquet, rich tannins, a long finish, and softness and complexity with age. From its founding in the 1600s, the chateau was owned by many generations of the Lynch family, and in the 1930s, was purchased by the Cazes family, who continue operations today. The finest vintages over the last fifty years include 1961, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996 and 2000. In addition to its flagship red, Chateau Lynch Bages also produces a white wine and a second label called Haut Bages Averous.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1344 bottles owned
  • 216 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 216 collectors)