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Château Lynch-Bages 2020

Château Lynch-Bages 2020

5e cru classe -  - - Red
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Château Lynch-Bages 2020

A silky and aromatic Pauillac Cru Classé

The estate

In the land of Batges at the gates of PauillacChâteau Lynch Bages is a property that has marked the history of the Médoc. While the Bages terroir has been known for its quality since the 16th century, it was only in the 18th century that it became famous. With an Irishman by the name of Thomas Lynch at the helm of the estate, Château Lynch-Bages was recognised at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. The estate was acquired by the J-M Cazes family right after the Second World War. Château Lynch-Bages is today considered one of the most important references of the Pauillac appellation.

The vineyard

Planted in the Garonnais gravel soils of Pauillac, the 100-hectare vineyard of Château Lynch-Bages is today under the direction of Nicolas Labenne. Satellite technologies are employed for accurate plot division of the vineyard, as a way to preserve the wine heritage of the property. The homogeneous geology of the soil allows for a good supply of water to the vine in an area where the climate is moderate.

The vintage

While the heavy rainfall in winter replenished the water reserves of the vineyard, the mild weather during the spring favoured the development of the vines. Despite a few rainy days and a drop in temperatures at the end of April, the vineyard cycle was 3 weeks ahead of schedule. The good climatic conditions of May favoured an even flowering. The dry and sunny summer was characterised by great thermal amplitudes, ensuring the optimal ripening of the grapes. In mid-August, some stormy days helped the fruit ripen. The hot, dry conditions that followed allowed for the harvest of small, perfectly concentrated grapes.

Vinification and ageing

The Lynch-Bages 2020 is the first vintage vinified in the estate's new facilities. Manual harvest with selective sorting in the vineyard. Two thirds of the malolactic fermentation took place in vats and one third in barrels. Aging lasted 18 months in French oak barrels, 75% of which is new oak.

The blend

The Château Lynch-Bages 2020 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (31%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (5%).

The tasting

The Château Lynch-Bages 2020 seduces with its concentration as well as with the refinement of its tannins, which mingle with a beautiful freshness. It is a great vintage which completes an excellent trilogy, along with the 2018 and 2019.

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