Pauillac de Lynch-Bages 2015
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. In a similar vein, this is a wine that is all about what the label doesn’t tell you.
Firstly, simply labelled as Famille J-M Cazes Pauillac, it isn’t immediately apparent that this is the third wine of Château Lynch-Bages. First created in 2009, it’s made entirely from fruit grown on the young vines of the prestigious property. Secondly, it doesn’t explain what a phenomenal vintage 2015 was. Respected critic and Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee went as far as to “compare it to 2005 and 2009 in quality”, Decanter Magazine noted that “several châteaux have arguably made the best ever wines”, and Steven Spurrier announced that “Bordeaux is back.” So wines from top properties such as Lynch-Bages are not to be missed.
A wonderful introduction to the property, this displays all the classic Pauillac character, but in a smooth early drinking style. Cassis, plums, cherry liqueur chocolates, star anise, leather and cedar; if this is the third wine, you’ll soon be itching to try the first.
Pauillac Château Lynch-Bages offers a quality to price ratio that’s seriously hard to beat. Don’t be fooled by its Cinquième Grand Cru Classé status, as Jancis Robinson notes: “If any château’s positioning in the… 1855 classification highlights just quite how outdated it is then Lynch-Bages… would be the one. Rated a 5th growth in 1855, it has been for the last few decades a definite Super Second.”£5.07 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3119489
Style No.: 758295
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