Chateau Lynch Bages 2011

Review of the Estate

Château Lynch-Bages is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Lynch-Bages is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

The 90 hectares (220 acres) of Château Lynch Bages are located just outside of the town of Pauillac. The vineyard occupies a gravel ridge looking down over the Gironde estuary. The well-drained soil consists mainly of deep gravel beds over a limestone sub-strata, and it is planted predominantly with red wine grape varieties There is also a small approximately 4.5 hectare (11 acres) plot planted with white varieties (40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon blanc and 20% Muscadelle) Château Lynch Bages is primarily known for its eponymous red wine. The malolactic fermentation takes place mainly in large stainless steel tanks, and the wine then spends about 15 months in oak barrels (of which some 50-60% are new) before bottling.

As of 2008, the second label of Chateau Lynch Bages will be called, "Echo de Lynch-Bages". A third wine has now been added, called "Pauillac de Lynch-Bages".

Vineyard

Surface area: 222 acres

Grape Varieties: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Average age of vines: 30 years

Density of plantation: 9,000 vines per hectare

Average yields: 50 hectoliters per hectare

Average cases produced: 35,000 per year

Plateau of maturity: 6-25 years


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Robert Parker Lynch Bages 2011 Review

Score: 95 Points

This sexy, evolved, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2003 reveals notes of smoke, herbs, black currant jam, licorice and graphite. Full-bodied, opulent and flamboyant, it is another example of a stunning 2003 northern Medoc that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 more years. This irregular vintage hit its zenith in the northern Medoc and in a handful of limestone terroirs in St.-Emilion. In contrast, other areas, particularly Pomerol, Graves and the sandy, gravelly soils of St.-Emilion, experienced difficulties in 2003.

Score: 95

 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (196), September 201

 

Chateau Lynch Bages 2011 Recent Price History

Prices below are sourced from wine-searcher.com 

WineVintageMay 2012 
Value Per Case
July 2013 
Value Per Case
Value Increase Percentage 
Increase
Lynch Bages 2011 £720 £792 £72 10%

Chateau Lynch Bages Wine List

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