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2004 Château LYNCH BAGES, 5eme Cru. Pauillac

Bin:  800

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%

Area:

Pauillac is the heart of the Médoc and home to the greatest estates (Latour, Lafite and Mouton). Lynch Bages is a large property – in total over 100 hectares – near the village of Bages itself, southwest of Pauillac; typical soil of gravel over marl and chalk, some areas more sandy

Grape variety:

84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot; 15 months in oak (70% new oak)

Producer:

Originating in the 18th century when the Irish Lynch family bought land around the village of Bages, it was the Cazes family (particulary Jean-Michel in the last 35 years) who made this estate one of Bordeaux’s finest. Jean Charles Cazes is now in charge and, with the fincial backing of ‘Axa Millésimes’, also runs Pichon Baron, Petit Village, Suduiraut, Quinta do Noval, the Disznókö estate in Tokay and (now) Domaine des Sénéchaux in Châteauneuf du Pape

Vintage:

Under-rated year, can be drunk young but will keep. Lynch Bages is always a fleshy, even exotic style

Maturity potential:

2010-2022

Press review:

“Pure and stony fruit on the nose of this wine, with classic blackcurrant tones and a polished stone-pebble character mingling with notes of exotic fruits and toasty oak. The same style is found on the palate; elegantly polished forest fruits, nicely covered structure, good ripe tannins and a creamy, broad, mouth-filling finish. Very good indeed. From a 2004 Bordeaux tasting at four years of age. 17+/20” – www.winedoctor.com
“Sweet smoke, cigar-box, lifted mocha, vibrant red and black fruit aroma. Good depth, length and elegance. Juicy and harmonious, forward but no rush to drink. Drink 2011-2020” – Decanter Magazine, July 2011

£89.00

This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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