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2005 Château Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.0%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (72% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 12% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot; 3.67 pH; 70 IPT; 13.4% alcohol): Deep ruby. Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and graphite are lifted by minerals and violet. Enters pure, dense and round, then shows lively, precise flavors of black fruits, dried nuts, ink and minerals. This has greater volume and flesh than the 2006, along with a brooding, sneaky concentration and a very long, supple finish. The best Lynch-Bages in years, this should prove to be a great wine in time, and a huge success for this estate.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Displays very beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Full-bodied, with a tightly wound palate of ripe tannins. Long and caressing. 35,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Quite open and developed on the nose. Easy and round and very easy to appreciate. Already quite evolved with fine tannins on the finish. Even a hit of something reminiscent of whisky on the finish! Not the densest but pleasing.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The Chateau Lynch Bages 2005 has an enthralling graphite and cedar scented bouquet, like a young cousin of the Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, one of the most feminine and elegant Lynch Bages in recent years with a lightness of touch on the finish. That is not to say it lacks fruit intensity, but the balance is so assured that is just seems to glide over the mouth. Stylish, assured and meticulous winemaking here.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    This is very dense and tight right now with firm tannins. Currants with cassis, plums and peach. Full and dense, not giving that much. Powerful and intense and structured. It needs at least another five years.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Jack In NYC
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Carol H12
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2017-2030
    Author: jab
  • Self | Rating: 93

    1.5 hour breathing time. Broad tannins forward in mouth, some plum and sour cherry.
    Author: metlaw
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Pichon Baron,Chateau Mission Haut Brion,Chateau Leoville Barton
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

  • 3244 bottles owned
  • 354 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 354 collectors)