Château Lynch Bages Pauillac 2009Regular price €220.00
‘Dense crimson. Rich and spicy and lifted. Really rather flirtatious. Not heavy or dense but very nicely balanced…’
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2010 17.5/20
Château Lynch-Bages is a favourite name with Irish consumers, even if they haven't had the good fortune to try the top tier of its rich, ripe wines. This is a smooth, succulent and concentrated wine from the sunny and opulent 2009 vintage, with years and years to go. Buy now and treat yourself from 2020 onwards, as it comes into its prime.
‘Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years.’
Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate, February 2012 98/100
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot|