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2017 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

2017 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

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96 Points James Suckling
2017 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac
96 Points James Suckling

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2020. Having enjoyed the beneficial sides of 2017 conditions, this is a Lynch Bages the winemaker considers serious indeed -- better than the 2014, it is a nose off the exceptional 2015 in quality. The superb house style as much as any seasonal conditions produced a wine of exceptionally elegance and understated complexity, which will cellar for an impressive period or delight you almost on arrival. With quality that's everything we could hope for -- yet a relatively modest price -- this is a vintage of Lynch Bages to collect! To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2020.

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$215.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Its Origins

Château Lynch Bages, a 5ème Cru Classé, is one of the best-known Médoc estates and has always had a particularly strong following on this side of the English Channel. Since 1973 it has been owned by the enigmatic Jean-Michel Cazes and is now run by his son, Jean-Charles. Lynch Bages's vineyards are superbly sited on a plateau west of Pauillac town, in the small village of Bages. The 90 hectares of vineyards (Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 10%) lie on deep gravel beds over limestone. For the reds, fermentation is temperature-controlled with extensive 'remontage' to ensure concentration and depth of colour. A special system of pipes transfers the wine from the cuves to the oak barriques (60% new) where it matures for 15 months. Lynch Bages can be surprisingly soft and approachable when young. However, when fully mature, it develops a succulent richness and a heavenly bouquet of minty blackcurrants and cigar boxes. As Oz Clarke says "Lynch Bages is impressive at five years, beautiful at ten years and irresistible at twenty."

What The Critics Say

95-96/100 James Suckling

"This is an excellent Lynch that starts off slowly and then drives at the end with dark fruit and hints of hazelnuts. Strong and focused tannins. A beautiful young wine."

92-95/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Lynch-Bages is a wine of impeccable balance and class. Deep, fleshy and inviting, the 2017 should be ready to deliver pleasure with minimal cellaring. All of the Lynch-Bages signatures come through in a very pretty, deceptively medium-bodied wine loaded with personality. Lynch-Bages is never a huge wine, but like most of his colleagues, proprietor Jean-Michel Cazes opted for especially delicate extractions."

18+/20 Matthew Jukes

"A stunning nose which combines density and also exuberance, this is a lovely if full wine with bold richness and also length and complexity. The detail is superb and there is impressive control on the finish, too. Superb."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.20%

  • Maturity

    2022 - 2042

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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