2006 Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.5%
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-2006-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (a blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot; 3.54 pH; 6.03 g/l total acidity; 81 IPT; 13.2% alcohol): Fully saturated bright ruby. Currently in a slightly dumb phase and aromatically compressed on the nose, revealing cool blackberry and cassis aromas with extended aeration, complicated by notes of cola, flowers, red cherry and sweet spices. Then soft, round and ripe in the mouth, with persistent flavors of black cherry, cassis and cinnamon. A very serious wine offering impressive definition and very good balance, turning almost austere at the back, but with a pretty, pristine quality to its repeating floral and black fruit notes. Finishes with smooth, building tannins: don't even think of opening this beauty for another eight to ten years. One of the best vintage for Lynch-Bages in recent memory.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Blackberry, licorice and mint aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and lots of blackberry and mineral fruit character. Shows outstanding concentration and balance.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Light and fragrant. Not especially ambitious. Masses of acidity. Fine tannins but not quite enough fruit weight to compensate. Definitely skinny.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Lynch Bages has another quite vivacious bouquet with lively black cherries, kirsch and wild mint aromas that do not hold back. I love the purity here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle grip in the mouth, and plenty of lightly spiced and surprisingly intense fruit on the bravura finish. The Cazes family oversaw a very sophisticated Lynch-Bages in this vintage that may well surpass many peoples' expectations. Tasted January 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
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    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: rnorberto
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 3539 bottles owned
  • 132 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 132 collectors)