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2018 Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux

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99

“Blockbuster Bordeaux • Destined For Top 100 And Even Top 5!”

"Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine." Vinous

By David Gettenberg

Extremely limited!  This one's gonna go fast...

We wouldn't be surprised if the 2018 Chateau Lynch-Bages finishes as a Top 5 contender this year!

Having recently tasted this glorious wine, we can confidently say it is one of the best from this treasured  Chateau.  

It is a blockbuster in every sense; it is lush and balanced and retains its hallmark grip. 

"The 2018 Château Lynch-Bages has everything you look for in a great wine: incredible aromatics, richness without weight, perfect balance, and a purity of fruit that's just about off the charts. Dense purple, it reveals a glorious perfume of blackcurrants and blackberry fruits, a deep, unctuous mouthfeel, building tannins, and a complex array of cedar pencil, tobacco, wood smoke, and chocolate. A true blockbuster in every sense, with masses of fruit and tannin's as well as moderate acidity, it will probably merit a triple-digit score in a decade and is a 50+-year wine from this team."  Jeb Dunnuck

What We Love About The 2018 Chateau Lynch-Bages

Lynch Bages, a Fifth Growth, can be found in the cellar of every Bordeaux collector.  It is one of the first Bordeaux we look for when evaluating en primeur (futures) pricing, as well as the first Bordeaux we look for when dining out.  It is priced just below some of the pricier 2nd and 3rd Growths without sacrificing quality.

Lynch Bages is also one of the most recognized Bordeaux.  In fact, a bottle of 1975 Lynch Bages was brought aboard NASA’s 1985 Discovery Space Shuttle by French astronaut Patrick Baudry, as a symbol of the country.

Be sure to reserve yours; it is a classic and "utterly fabulous."  Vinous  

Enjoy!

 

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Press & Tasting Notes
98+

“One of the finest vintages I've ever tasted.”

Jeb Dunnuck • 98+ / 100

"One of the finest vintages I've ever tasted from this address, the 2018 Château Lynch-Bages has everything you look for in a great wine: incredible aromatics, richness without weight, perfect balance, and a purity of fruit that's just about off the charts. Dense purple, it reveals a glorious perfume of blackcurrants and blackberry fruits, a deep, unctuous mouthfeel, building tannin's, and a complex array of cedar pencil, tobacco, wood smoke, and chocolate. A true blockbuster in every sense, with masses of fruit and tannin's as well as moderate acidity, it will probably merit a triple-digit score in a decade and is a 50+-year wine from this team."

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97

“A mouthwatering tug of earth at the very end.”

Wine Spectator • 97 / 100

"Vibrant, with a violet and cassis lead-in that then expands to include steeped black cherry and plum fruit as well as extra savory, iron and licorice root notes. Nice latent grip too, with a mouthwatering tug of earth at the very end. The fruit is so vibrant, it's a tease now, but there's structure here for the long haul, so be patient. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot."

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97

“Beautiful austerity and a long, mineral and layered finish.”

James Suckling • 97 / 100

"Aromas of blackberries, cloves, licorice, dried leaves, graphite and black olives. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Structured and tannic with beautiful austerity and a long, mineral and layered finish. The tannins grow on the palate."

96

“Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine.”

Vinous • 96 / 100

"An utterly fabulous wine, the 2018 Lynch-Bages captures all of the richness and generosity that make the year so appealing, and yet doesn’t stray too far from its classic feel. Rose petal, lavender, spice, sweet red berry fruit and mint are all beautifully lifted in the glass. Racy and silky to the core, the 2018 is a real head-turner from the very first taste. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. Readers will have a very hard time keeping their hands off this jewel of a wine." 

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More Information
  • Producer: Chateau Lynch-Bages
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pauillac
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W4217-2018-750