2010 Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.0%
  • 96 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I love the precision here. Try in 2018.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Black cherry fruit ' opulent, pure, defined, modern. Lovely tannic structure ' very svelte, and entirely drinkable now. Gorgeous and moreish, with the concentration to develop much further. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Bright ruby-red. Classic Pauillac aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherry, menthol, minerals and licorice lifted by a violet topnote. Intensely flavored and sharply delineated, with terrific fruit intensity to support its very bright acidity. This firmly structured, gripping wine is a bit dominated by its serious tannic spine today, but the dark berry fruit gained dramatically in creaminess with some time in the glass. Potentially one of the best vintages for this large property in many years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Roasted cedar, tobacco and bay leaf notes start off this structured but lively bottling, with intense currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors at the core. The iron-laced grip and pleasantly austere plum pit and licorice snap accents fill in on the tar-tinged finish. Great range, character and typicity. If you ever need to explain Pauillac to someone, give them this.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2017-2025
    Author: 2323
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

  • 3394 bottles owned
  • 242 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 242 collectors)