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.
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.
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.
- Ch. Lynch-Bages 1996
- Ch. Lynch-Bages 2005
- Ch. Lynch-Bages 2006
- Ch. Lynch-Bages 2010
- Additional Wines
This unique large format, a 6 liter Imperial, is the equivalent of 8 standard 750mL bottles.
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.