2005 Chateau Lynch Bages

$1,248.00
Scores: 90+ CT:92.1 DT:18 IWC:93(+?) JR:17.5 RP:92 WS:93 AVG: 91

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As this vintage is currently out of stock, you may like to check out this alternative: The magnificence of the 2005 vintage is well-documented and combined with the skill of the Lynch Bages team, the result is a wine to treasure. It's an hefty wine that's beautifully supported by ageing in 80% new oak (more than normal). Creamy black fruit fill the palate with hints of liquorice, coffee beans and dark chocolate. A treat now, there's still plenty of life in this to reward further cellaring. This wine may be available in an Original Wooden Case if 12 bottles purchased.
, Apr 2006, 18
Black-red, quite massive, meaty wine, lots of extraction of floral, violetty fruit, very rich, voluptuous, marvellously ripe tannins, very successful. Drink 2010-35. (18 points)

, Jan 2012, 93(+?)
(72% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 12% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot; 3.67 pH; 70 IPT; 13.4% alcohol): Deep ruby. Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and graphite are lifted by minerals and violet. Enters pure, dense and round, then shows lively, precise flavors of black fruits, dried nuts, ink and minerals. This has greater volume and flesh than the 2006, along with a brooding, sneaky concentration and a very long, supple finish. The best Lynch-Bages in years, this should prove to be a great wine in time, and a huge success for this estate.

, 17.5
Dark crimson - excellent colour. Spicy nose. Round, fresh and rich. Luscious and already the tannins seem quite polished but it clearly has potential for even greater development.

, Jun 2015, 92
As for the 2005 Lynch-Bages, it is a sexy, surprisingly soft and accessible style of wine, with a deep ruby/purple color, loads of crème de cassis, cedar wood and forest floor notes, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a long, fleshy finish. Drink it over the next 15+ years.|

, Mar 2008, 93
Displays very beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Full-bodied, with a tightly wound palate of ripe tannins. Long and caressing. Best after 2015. 35,000 cases made.

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Type Red Wine 紅酒
Grapes Red Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Wine Region Bordeaux
Sub region Médoc
Appellation Pauillac
Producer Château Lynch-Bages

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