CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES - Pauillac Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux - France

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BO167
Vintage: 2015

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES - Pauillac Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux - France

Fifth Classified Growth in 1855. The power and elegance of a great Pauillac. Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.

 

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Country FRANCE Region Pauillac AOC Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

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Description

Fifth Classified Growth in 1855. The power and elegance of a great Pauillac. Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.

How to pair it

  • Meat Serve at 17-18°C with wild feathered game, lamb of Pauillac or grilled prime rib steak, along with young vegetables. This wine will be perfect with fine cooked meats.
  • Dessert Chocolate and red fruit desserts.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 95 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 96 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 16 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Wine Facts

More Information
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Region Pauillac AOC
Country FRANCE
Winemakers At Lynch-Bages, although the key stages take place in the vineyard with Franck Debrais and his team, the utmost care and attention is given to all stages of the winemaking process, from the sorting of the grapes in the vineyard up until their fining in the calm and dimmed environment of the cellars.
Producer Jean-Michel CAZES
Average age of vines Average age of the vineyard: 30 years
Production method 70% of the total crop
Harvest method With support from cutting-edge technology for real-time supervision and analysis, human hands orchestrate harvests and vinification according to grape varieties, ripeness levels and terroir. The aim is to construct individual personalities for each parcel. Once the alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wines are drawn from the vats using the phenolic potential of each vat.
Fermentation & maceration Following the processes of maceration, drawing off, pressing and malolactic fermentation, blending then takes place in December. The complex composition of this fine wine varies from one year to the next depending on the parcels' behaviour in relation to the climatic conditions of the vintage. A panel of experts chaired by Jean-Charles Cazes and the Lynch-Bages technical team (Daniel Llose, Nicolas Labenne and Jérôme Le Roux) then develop and define the blend with outstanding cellaring potential that makes this fine Lynch-Bages wine.
Aging 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 our 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.
Nose Attribute Animal, Dark Fruit
SKU BO167

Vineyard Info

At the gates of Pauillac, the Lynch-Bages Estate owes part of its name to the ancient hamlet of Bages, which for centuries was home to generations of winemakers. Its great wine history began in the 18th century with the Chevalier Pierre Drouillard. Upon his death in 1749 he bequeathed the estate to his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then the wife of Thomas Lynch. The property thus passed into the Lynch family for seventy-five years. Then known as the "Cru de Lynch", the property was sold in 1824 to Sébastien Jurine, a wine merchant.

In 1862, "Jurine Bages" was sold to the brothers Cayrou wine merchants who restored the estate's name as "Lynch-Bages". In the 1930s, one of the Cayrou family descendent; General Félix de Vial, leased the vineyard to Jean-Charles Cazes, who was already in charge of Château Ormes de Pez in Saint-Estèphe. Cazes would go on to purchase both properties in 1934. Lynch-Bages has been run by the Cazes family ever since. It is today Jean-Michel Cazes and his son Jean-Charles who run the property.

Description

Fifth Classified Growth in 1855. The power and elegance of a great Pauillac. Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.

How to pair it

  • Meat Serve at 17-18°C with wild feathered game, lamb of Pauillac or grilled prime rib steak, along with young vegetables. This wine will be perfect with fine cooked meats.
  • Dessert Chocolate and red fruit desserts.

Awards

Wine Spectator 95 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 96 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 16 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

More Information
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Region Pauillac AOC
Country FRANCE
Winemakers At Lynch-Bages, although the key stages take place in the vineyard with Franck Debrais and his team, the utmost care and attention is given to all stages of the winemaking process, from the sorting of the grapes in the vineyard up until their fining in the calm and dimmed environment of the cellars.
Producer Jean-Michel CAZES
Average age of vines Average age of the vineyard: 30 years
Production method 70% of the total crop
Harvest method With support from cutting-edge technology for real-time supervision and analysis, human hands orchestrate harvests and vinification according to grape varieties, ripeness levels and terroir. The aim is to construct individual personalities for each parcel. Once the alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wines are drawn from the vats using the phenolic potential of each vat.
Fermentation & maceration Following the processes of maceration, drawing off, pressing and malolactic fermentation, blending then takes place in December. The complex composition of this fine wine varies from one year to the next depending on the parcels' behaviour in relation to the climatic conditions of the vintage. A panel of experts chaired by Jean-Charles Cazes and the Lynch-Bages technical team (Daniel Llose, Nicolas Labenne and Jérôme Le Roux) then develop and define the blend with outstanding cellaring potential that makes this fine Lynch-Bages wine.
Aging 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 our 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.
Nose Attribute Animal, Dark Fruit
SKU BO167

At the gates of Pauillac, the Lynch-Bages Estate owes part of its name to the ancient hamlet of Bages, which for centuries was home to generations of winemakers. Its great wine history began in the 18th century with the Chevalier Pierre Drouillard. Upon his death in 1749 he bequeathed the estate to his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then the wife of Thomas Lynch. The property thus passed into the Lynch family for seventy-five years. Then known as the "Cru de Lynch", the property was sold in 1824 to Sébastien Jurine, a wine merchant.

In 1862, "Jurine Bages" was sold to the brothers Cayrou wine merchants who restored the estate's name as "Lynch-Bages". In the 1930s, one of the Cayrou family descendent; General Félix de Vial, leased the vineyard to Jean-Charles Cazes, who was already in charge of Château Ormes de Pez in Saint-Estèphe. Cazes would go on to purchase both properties in 1934. Lynch-Bages has been run by the Cazes family ever since. It is today Jean-Michel Cazes and his son Jean-Charles who run the property.