Chateau Lynch-Bages 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Pauillac

Chateau Lynch-Bages 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
bottle size
750 ml
region
France
varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
vintage
2017
wine enthusiast
96
wine spectator
95
Pauillac
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750ml

This dense wine is setting out to be fine and rich. It has power and density along with ripe blackberry flavours. Its concentration and dark tannins suggest a long life ahead. Drink from 2024. 

96 Points Wine Enthusiasts

Wine Profile

other notes

Overlooking the Gironde estuary at the entrance to Pauillac, the vines of Lynch-Bages are located on the Bages plateau, on one of the finest gravelly rises in the appellation. The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, and was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974, adding state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, while keeping the former wooden vats as a reminder of the 19th century.

The grapes are all hand picked and then carefully sorted before crushing. A very strict selection is made prior to blending and the wine is traditionally aged in oak barrels before bottling.

ratings

They've had their foot on the extraction pedal here, but the extremely dark fruit has great finesse. It is broad-shouldered and savoury-edged, and each time I tasted this wine it seemed a little richer and more complete, over-delivering for the year. This is going to age extremely well. 2% Petit Verdot makes up the blend. 75% new oak. 

95 Points Decanter

tasting notes

There’s really good flesh here for the vintage, with cassis, plum and blackberry compote flavors that are a step ahead of the pack in concentration. Light charcoal and iron notes score the finish, which is racy and fresh. Textbook Pauillac. 

95 Points Wine Spectator