‘The 2020 Lynch-Bages, the first vintage vinified at the new winery, has a beautifully-defined bouquet with a strong estuarine influence, brine and seaweed infusing the black fruit. It's almost understated at first, but it opens wonderfully in the glass - quintessentially Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, quite concentrated that is counterbalanced by a fine bead of acidity. The saline note on the finish is superb, lingering in the mouth. What an absolutely delicious Lynch-Bages for the long-term.’
96/100 Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2023
‘Blackcurrants, orange peel, flowers and tar with hints of graphite. Full-bodied with a creamy texture of exquisitely polished tannins. It goes on and on. Intense flavors at the end, too, with lead pencil and lots of blackberry. Very classic and precise.’
98–99/100 James Suckling, May 2021
‘The 2020 Lynch-Bages is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, aging for around 18 months in French oak barriques, 75% new. It has an alcohol of 13.41%, a pH of 3.73 and an IPT (tannin index) of 93. Opaque purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with notes of crushed blackberries, cassis and boysenberries, plus touches of garrigue, red roses and cedar chest with hints of graphite and black olives. The medium-bodied palate has a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the tight-knit black fruit and earthy flavors, finishing long and mineral laced. Drink: 2027 - 2050’
94–96/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, May 2021
‘Rich, deep, powerful, pure concentrated blackberry and cassis puree with liquorice, espresso and a firm tannic core. 3.73 pH, 75% new oak, a 33 hl/h yield and the lowest amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend for several decades, but still delivers plenty of Pauillac punch.’
96/100 Jane Anson, April 2022
‘Very deep, dense blackish purple. Suave, flattering nose with good freshness and precision. Marked tannins underneath (more so than its stablemate Haut-Batailley). This is less the old, spicy, comfortable pair of slippers Lynch-Bages and seems to be heading in a deliberately purer, 'cooler' direction. Impressive undertow and persistence, but with interesting top notes such as tobacco leaf. Very ambitiously dry on the finish. 13.4% Drink 2031 – 2049’
17+/20 Jancis Robinson MW, April 2021
|Supplier's website||Château Lynch-Bages|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot|
|Bottle size||750 ml|
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