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Château Lynch-Bages 2018

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The power and freshness of a silky Pauillac

An emblematic Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac located on the left bank of Bordeaux, Château Lynch Bages has unveiled a splendid vintage 2018.

A year marked by strong climatic contrasts, 2018 was divided into two chapters. The first part of the year saw rainy conditions, with a cold and wet winter and rainy spring. Summer, which began in July, was characterised by high temperatures. The grape harvest began under perfect weather conditions on September 19th and ended on October 9th, yielding perfectly healthy fruit, rich in sugars and beautiful polyphenols.

Blending Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (19%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (3%), the Chateau Lynch-Bages 2018 offers a magnificent expression of the terroir of Pauillac. On the nose, the vintage seduces with notes of dark chocolate and spice. The powerful palate coats the mouth with its great breadth and generosity, structured by deliciously silky tannins. A certain freshness also presents itself and continues into a very persistent finish. A great vintage for Chateau Lynch-Bages.

Parker : 96-98 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2018 Lynch Bages is made up of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aging in 75% new barriques. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose is quite coy and restrained to begin, fanning out to offer pure, ripe blackcurrants, black cherries and preserved plums with wafts of red roses, cigar box, incense, cardamom and fenugreek with savory touches of black olives, Marmite toast and smoked meats. Full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with a solid foundation of very firm, very ripe, grainy tannins and superb freshness supporting the generous black fruit layers, finishing long with provocative ferrous suggestions.
BordeauxPauillac
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
97-98

Vinous - A. Galloni
93-96

Wine Spectator
96-99

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Château Lynch-Bages

Classification
5e cru classe

Parker
96-98

Allergens
Contains sulphites