Producer Profile: Chateau Lynch-Bages
Chateau Lynch Bages

Producer Profile: Chateau Lynch-Bages

Chateau Lynch-Bages

Chateau Lynch-Bages

Like all great Bordeaux estates, Château Lynch-Bages has a rich and complex history. This estate dates back to the tiny 16th Century hamlet of Bages, in Pauillac, where the Déjean family planted vineyards. In 1728, the estate was sold to Chevalier Pierre Drouillard, who later left the estate to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Lynch.  Born in France but of Irish descent, Thomas Lynch began to produce the “Crus de Lynch” and the family would hold the estate for another 75 years. Sold in 1824, it was under the leadership of Andre-Louis Jurine, son of Geneva born wine merchant Sébastien Jurine, who produced “Crus de Jurine,” that the estate would be classified a Fifth Growth in 1855. Sold again in 1862, the name was changed again to the modern Lynch-Bages.

Historic Vat Room

Historic Vat Room

The estate changed hands one final time. In the early 1930’s, General Felix de Vial began to lease the vineyards to Jean-Charles Cazes. Originally an apprentice baker, Jean-Charles had a unique understanding of yeast and began to produce extraordinary wines. Purchased by Jean-Charles shortly after World War II, the estate today is still managed by the Cazes family. Following in the traditions of Jean-Charles, modern Lynch-Bages wines reflect his signature style. Late harvesting yields a ripe and powerful wine, that as early as 1950 was thought to outperform its Fifth Growth status.

Cellar

Cellar

Today encompassing over 100 hectares (approximately 247 acres) of gravelly soils, this classic Pauillac wine is based primarily on Cabernet, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. Structured and complex, the wines of Lynch-Bages undergo temperature controlled fermentation, extensive remontage, or pumping over, and careful aging in French oak barrels. In addition, the estate produces a second wine, Echo de Lynch-Bages, formerly known as Chateau Haut-Bages Averous. Made primarily from younger vines, this second wine is an ‘echo’ of the Chateau’s first wine, seamlessly complementing the estate’s range. Despite its renown for red wines, Lynch-Bages also produces stunning Bordeaux white, introduced in 1990. Be it red or white, first wine or second, the Chateau Lynch-Bages offerings are a Bordeaux classic.

The Wines of Chateau Lynch-Bages 

  • Ch. Lynch-Bages 1996 
  • Ch. Lynch-Bages 2005 
  • Ch. Lynch-Bages 2006
  • Ch. Lynch-Bages 2010 
  • Additional Wines
93 Points, Robert Parker. A dark ruby-purple robe that is just beginning to lighten, delivers a wine of stunning complexity. Surprisingly velvet tannins yield a classic Pauillac nose filled with aromatics of pencil lead, cedar, black currant, sweet cherries and spices. Elegant, savory and broad this wine will continue to drink well for some time.

This unique large format, a 6 liter Imperial, is the equivalent of 8 standard 750mL bottles.

Add to Cart – $2,750.00

94+ Points, Robert Parker. Densely purple, this wine is concentrated with blackberry and black currants. Tannic and firm the wine can be defined by its lovely ripeness and full-body on the palate. Still youthful, this wine has yet to reach its peak and will cellar for many years to come.

Add to Cart – $189.99

Double-Magnum

As the bottle plays a fundamental role in the aging process, large format bottles are the preferred choice of collectors around the world. This unique large format, a Double-Magnum of the 2005 Chateau Lynch-Bages is a rare offering. The perfect addition to any collection, this 3 liter bottle is the equivalent of four standard 750mL bottles.

Add to Cart – $1,120.00

94 Points, Robert Parker. Classic, powerful and firm this is an intensely concentrated wine. The deep purple-hued robe delivers the anticipated notes of cassis highlighted with roast beef, savory kitchen herbs and subtle oak. With mouth-watering acidity and firm tannins this wine is not only full-bodied but fleshy with the potential to continue to age for 15-20 years.

Add to Cart – $199.99

96 Points, Robert Parker. Classic notes of crème de cassis mingle with smoke, mineral graphite and soft spring florals. Massive and full-bodied this wine has notable power, significant tannins and extraordinary concentration and precision. Capable of lasting decades this wine will need several years of cellaring before it is ready to drink.

Add to Cart – $179.99

In addition to vintages available in stock, Millesima offers both Chateau Lynch-Bages and Echo de Lynch Bages wines, in a wide range of vintages and formats, as pre-arrivals and futures.

All the Wines of Chateau Lynch-Bages

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