Château Lynch-Bages 2017, 5ème Cru Classé

LYNC130
Owned by the Cazes family for nearly 100 years, this is one of the most popular Châteaux of Bordeaux. Classic Pauillac, Lynch always repays long term ageing handsomely.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Genre:
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pauillac
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2027 through to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
£143.00
 

Château Lynch Bages

Situated on the Bages plateau, one of the finest gravelly rises in the appellation, this château, owned by the Cazes family for nearly 100 years is always one of the most popular amongst Bordeaux drinkers. Aged in 75% new oak, this is a classic Lynch Bages.

Tasting Notes

Lynch Bages has lead the way this year with an excellent release price – 22% less than last year! Why can’t others be equally aggressive? The wine itself is excellent. As such, we expect very high demand for this wine. Opaque in colour, the bouquet is brooding away with notes of cassis and cedar. The palate is powerful, dense and structured. Cassis fruits are infused with hints of pencil lead, cigar box and cedar, the tannins are polished and the finish lingers on.

Food Matches

Pair with spiced lamb shanks, or a Lancahire hotpot with black pudding and a red wine coulis

Vinification

The first and second wines from Lynch-Bages are drawn off into split stave-wood oak barrels with optimum aromatic capacity, made by reputed barrel-makers, before being aged in their cellars. Before being enjoyed, they are required to rest for a period of time in order to soften out and fully integrate the aromas imparted from the oak. The winemaker's skilled craft involves regular racking and fining for harmonisation before the wines are bottled at the château and aged.