Chateau Lynch Bages 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)

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James Suckling
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Neil Martin
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Antonio Galloni
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The Wine Advocate
SKU
CLBS202110 UCAU
$270.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$270.00 Per item
In the heart of the Medoc on the banks of the estuary, Pauillac (Gironde, France) has been the true birthplace of Grand Cru Classe wines since 1855. Lynch Bages's vineyards are superbly sited on a plateau west of Pauillac town, in the small village of Bages. Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Densely woven nose with ripe berries in a quite classic style, blackcurrant, elderberries and blackberries. Subtle oak and mild spices in the background. The palate is seductively structured and follows from the nose. Giving a black berries with a hint of spice taste. Enjoy with family and friends with a beef fillet and venison.
In the heart of the Medoc on the banks of the estuary, Pauillac (Gironde, France) has been the true birthplace of Grand Cru Classe wines since 1855. Lynch Bages's vineyards are superbly sited on a plateau west of Pauillac town, in the small village of Bages. Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Densely woven nose with ripe berries in a quite classic style, blackcurrant, elderberries and blackberries. Subtle oak and mild spices in the background. The palate is seductively structured and follows from the nose. Giving a black berries with a hint of spice taste. Enjoy with family and friends with a beef fillet and venison.

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

James Suckling

This is really cool to smell, with lead pencil shavings, iron filings and oyster shells. Blackcurrants, too. Full to medium body with layers of firm tannins, but a dusty and powdery texture, too. Lovely finish. 67% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc.

96 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The Grand Vin 2021 Château Lynch-Bages ratchets up everything, offering a rich, powerful, almost full-bodied style as well as gorgeous notes of blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, spice, and hints of cassis. It might be the biggest, richest wine in the vintage and has a great mid-palate, impressive density, building tannins, and a great, great finish. 94-96+

96 / 100

Neil Martin

(Vinous.com) The 2021 Lynch-Bages, picked at 34hL/ha and matured in 75% new oak for a planned 18 months, has an outstanding bouquet, beautifully-defined and sensual, a mixture of black and blueberry fruit, very fragrant. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, good body and density, quite precise with a tensile finish. This fans out nicely on the finish. A very classy Lynch Bages with echoes of Jean-Michel Cazes' classics from the late eighties. 13.14% alcohol.

94 / 100

Antonio Galloni

(vinous.com) The 2021 Lynch Bages is a brooding wine. Black cherry, leather, spice and menthol add to its decidedly somber personality. It will be interesting to see how the 2021 develops during élevage. Today, the 2021 comes across as dark and heavy, with the oak not fully integrated, and less of the suave finesse that is perhaps the key Lynch Bages signature.

95 / 100

The Wine Advocate

The second vintage vinified in the Cazes family's new winery, the 2021 Lynch-Bages unwinds in the glass with aromas of minty cassis, sweet berries, loamy soil, black truffle and cigar wrapper, framed by nicely integrated new oak. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and muscular, it's a serious, layered, powerful, youthfully structured wine that will come together beautifully with maturation in barrel.