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2005 Château Lynch-Bages

ITEM 8564356 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
alste6 $190 $190
$190
Item Sold Amount Date
I8582303 1 $190 Dec 18, 2022
I8564356 1 $190 Dec 4, 2022
I8553152 1 $190 Nov 27, 2022
I8461648 10 $190 Oct 2, 2022
I8398467 2 $210 Aug 21, 2022
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

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.

96Wine Enthusiast

Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character... big and dense, but never over the top.

93Wine Spectator

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.

93+ Vinous / IWC

Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, mocha & graphite lifted by minerals & violet... pure, dense & round, lively, precise flavors of black fruits, dried nuts, ink & minerals... very long, supple finish. The best Lynch-Bages in years...

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

A sexy, surprisingly soft and accessible style of wine, with a deep ruby/purple color, loads of crème de cassis, cedar wood and forest floor notes, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a long, fleshy finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Quite a bit of spice and richness - quite exotic - on the nose. Very thick & muscular and very much in the family of great Lynches such as 1985 and 1982. Pretty yummy. Thick and with some velvety texture... it will deliver lots of pleasure.

PRODUCER

Château Lynch-Bages

Château Lynch-Bages gets its name form its 17th century founder, Thomas Lynch, whose father emigrated from Ireland in 1691 to Bordeaux. Thomas Lynch married a woman in the village of Bages who inherited the estate that is now Château Lynch-Bages. In the 18th and 19th centuries the estate was bought and sold several times, but in 1937 it was purchased by the grandfather of the current owner, who is is Jean-Michel Cazes. In the 1950s and 1960s the wines of Château Lynch-Bages were some of the most heralded of Pauillac and Jean-Michel has continued to focus on quality. Although Château Lynch-Bages is a Fifth Growth Bordeaux according to the 1855 classification, most reviewers say the château’s wines are much closer to the quality of Second Growth wines. The estate includes 235 acres planted to 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Vines are 35 years old, on average, and 38,000 cases are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”