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2006 Lynch Bages

By Chateau Lynch Bages

2006 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux

An epitome of vinous luxury, the 2006 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages carries the esteemed hallmark of quintessential Pauillac sophistication. As a storied narrative in Bordeaux’s illustrious wine chronicles, this vintage reveals the resilient identity of its terroir, triumphing over a challenging season marked by climatic unpredictability.

 

Heritage and Innovation: A Harmonic Dance

The pedigree of Chateau Lynch Bages is steeped in history and innovation, traits which have cemented their reputation among discerning collectors and investors alike. With each passing year, this famed estate continues to infuse tradition with modernity, a testament to its unyielding pursuit of quality within the storied landscape of Pauillac.

 

Capturing the Quintessence of 2006

The 2006 growing season brought forth an array of challenges; an initially parched summer was later tempered by restorative periods of rain, resulting in a harvest that demanded expert timing and acute precision. Amid these trials, the adept hands at Chateau Lynch Bages crafted a Pauillac that elegantly conveys the resilience and adaptability innate to this revered plot of Bordeaux.

The 2006 Lynch Bages presents itself with a confident structure and a robust yet refined palate. Aromas of cassis and blackberry interlace with tobacco notes, offering an olfactory tapestry as complex as the region’s storied earth. Sensible oak influence renders an undercurrent of spiced vanilla without overwhelming the wine’s intrinsic character. On the palate, this vintage expresses a focused fruit core wrapped in mature tannins – a latticework indicating both immediate enjoyment and potential longevity.

Tasting the 2006 Lynch Bages now, one delights in its remarkable balance – a poised embodiment from Chateau Lynch Bages that has reached a stage where investment potential intersects delectably with practical drinking pleasure. Its journey since harvest, much like those who shepherd vines through seasons unpredictable, is one of patience, finesse, and eventual grandeur. To sip on this Pauillac is to relish in a story well-told and a wine investment well-placed.

 

Concluding Thoughts: Elegance Worth Investing In

In summary, the 2006 Lynch Bages offers not only a tasting experience charged with elegance but also represents an astute addition to any serious wine portfolio. Investors take note: this vintage from Chateau Lynch Bages is imbued with the kind of composure that speaks volumes about its aristocratic lineage while exuding a charm that promises further grace with age.

Current market price

$1,870.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

80

Scores and tasting notes

94

This classic, powerful, firm Lynch Bages may be as concentrated (if not more so) than the 2005. It possesses a dense purple-tinged color, tell-tale cassis notes interwoven with hints of roast beef, savory herbs, spice box and subtle oak, good acidity and ripe tannin. The result is a full-bodied, fleshy Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. It is capable of lasting 20-25 more years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011

94+

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. I have always felt that the Lynch Bages ’06 was one of the real treasures of the vintage and this blind tasting verifies that belief. It is ripe and very pure on the backward nose with subtle touches of tobacco and cigar box. Refined and understated. The palate is full-bodied, very well balanced, toasty new oak but there is sufficient ripe black tarry fruit to support it. Great weight and persistency on the structured, dense, masculine, edgy finish. Excellent. Returning after 15 minutes I find this so elegant and brimming with tension. Do not under-estimate this Lynch. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Sep 2010

93

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Lynch Bages has another quite vivacious bouquet with lively black cherries, kirsch and wild mint aromas that do not hold back. I love the purity here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine supple tannin, well-judged acidity, a gentle grip in the mouth, and plenty of lightly spiced and surprisingly intense fruit on the bravura finish. The Cazes family oversaw a very sophisticated Lynch-Bages in this vintage that may well surpass many peoples' expectations. Tasted January 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 May 2016

92

Very focused and pretty now, with currants, minerals and hints of dried flowers. Full body with super-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful. Drink or hold.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 1st 2013

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