Lynch Bages 2009

Lynch Bages 2009

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Color:

Red

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Pauillac

5 ème Grand cru classé Pauillac

Notation

RP 96/100 JS 96/100 JR 17.5/20

Description

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.

One of the most forgotten in the 1855 classification, Château Lynch-Bages takes its revenge each year when the many tasters see its cuvées well beyond its classification of … Fifth Grand Cru Classé! Perched on the gravel of the Bages plateau, overlooking the small village of Pauillac, the Lynch-Bages vines produce very ripe Cabernets, recognizable by their deep, inky black colour. On the palate, the fatness, richness and aromas of jammy black fruits are reminiscent of the best Californian wines. Finally Lynch-Bages remains among the wines of Pauillac a guarantee of power, quality, but above all pleasure.

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