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2005 Lynch-Bages Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

Located just outside the town of Pauillac, Chateau Lynch Bages is famous for its Cabernet-based wines, which typify the best of the appellation. The estate is classified as one of eighteen Fifth Growths from the official 1855 classification; many experts, though, would argue that its quality merits it a place among the Second Growths. Typical Lynch-Bages reveals a wonderful bouquet, rich tannins,... More »

WA 94
JS 96
IWC 93
JR 17
WS 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2017-2030 WA: 2019-2045 WS: 2015+
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 10098

(72% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 12% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot; 3.67 pH; 70 IPT; 13.4% alcohol): Deep ruby. Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and graphite are lifted by minerals and violet. Enters pure, dense and round, then shows lively, precise flavors of black fruits, dried nuts, ink and minerals. This has greater volume and flesh than the 2006, along with a brooding, sneaky concentration and a very long, supple finish. The best Lynch-Bages in years, this should prove to be a great wine in time, and a huge success for this estate.

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JR 17
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2013-2023

Quite open and developed on the nose. Easy and round and very easy to appreciate. Already quite evolved with fine tannins on the finish. Even a hit of something reminiscent of whisky on the finish! Not the densest but pleasing.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 2019-2045

The Chateau Lynch Bages 2005 has an enthralling graphite and cedar scented bouquet, like a young cousin of the Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, one of the most feminine and elegant Lynch Bages in recent years with a lightness of touch on the finish. That is not to say it lacks fruit intensity, but the balance is so assured that is just seems to glide over the mouth. Stylish, assured and meticulous winemaking here.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2015+

Displays very beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Full-bodied, with a tightly wound palate of ripe tannins. Long and caressing. 35,000 cases made.

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JS 96

This is very dense and tight right now with firm tannins. Currants with cassis, plums and peach. Full and dense, not giving that much. Powerful and intense and structured. It needs at least another five years.

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Author metlaw
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.448%
Tasted On 09/04/2015

1.5 hour breathing time. Broad tannins forward in mouth, some plum and sour cherry.

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Author jab
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.946%
Tasted On 06/09/2012
Drink Dates 2017-2030
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Author Carol H12
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.347%
Tasted On 03/20/2010
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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Jack In NYC
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 12/29/2008
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