Château Lynch Bages 2020

£520.00

IN BOND

Delivery 2023

Appellation - Pauillac

Owner - Cazes family

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot

Second wine – Echo de Lynch Bages

Annual production – 450,000 bottles

TASTING NOTES

"Blackcurrants, orange peel, flowers and tar with hints of graphite. Full-bodied with a creamy texture of exquisitely polished tannins. It goes on and on. Intense flavors at the end, too, with lead pencil and lots of blackberry. Very classic and precise."
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2021
98/99

"The 2020 Lynch-Bages contains proportionately more Merlot in the blend this year (31%) and will be aged for 18 months in 75% new oak. It has an intriguing bouquet, quite complex and classic in style, featuring tightly wound black fruit mixed with cedar, mint and touches of the estuary. One sniff and you know that the vines are in close proximity to the sea. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive weight on the entry, the tannins almost immediately coating the mouth (the IPT is 93, fairly high). But everything remains balanced thanks to the fine acidic thread, and it begins to firm up, becoming quite structured and, dare I say, reminiscent of Latour toward the finish. This is a Lynch-Bages that clearly will deserve long-term aging because there is real substance to this wine, and that will only increase during élevage. This is a great Lynch-Bages. The Cazes family should build a new winery to celebrate. Drink 2027-2055."
Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2021
94/96

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