Price:  £124.95 | Case Rate: £124.95

Chateau Lynch Bages - Lynch Bages 2010

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Pauillac
  • Wine Maker: Jean-Michel Cazes & Daniel Llose
  • Grape: Bordeaux Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18%Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12-14
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: 2018-2048.
En Primeur
Bin End Limited Stock: (6 btls)
WA: 87 to 89 (2010) NM: 90 to 92 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010)87 to 89 pts

Melon, grapefruit and lemon zest notes are present in this medium-bodied, dry, refreshing white

Neal Martin (2010)90 to 92 pts

Neal Martin 90-92pts : A blend of 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon and 18% Muscadelle, this has a very fresh lively, well defined nose with citrus lemon, a touch of brioche and fresh tinned pineapple. The palate is very well balanced with fresh citrus fruits, patisserie, lemon curd and a touch of custard crème at the finish. Very good acidity. This is very fine indeed. Drink now-2016. Tasted March 2011.