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2010 Lynch Bages

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The 2010 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Scanning the storied spectrum of Bordeaux's finest offerings, the 2010 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages stakes its claim as a quintessentially powerful Pauillac. This formidable vintage emerges from a lineage revered by connoisseurs and investors alike, embodying the estate's prestigious legacy.

 

A Remarkable Vintage Worth Savouring

The year 2010 was lauded as one of extraordinary calibre across Bordeaux, with climatic generosity bestowing upon the grapes an impeccable balance of ripeness and structure. The result within the bottle — a master class in precision and longevity. The Lynch Bages exudes a kaleidoscope of aromas ranging from concentrated cassis to sublime cedar, all punctuated by a refined oak seasoning.

 

An Investment in Elegance and Finesse

The tannins, graciously woven into the very fabric of this wine, have softened over time yet maintain a resilience that forecasts decades of compelling evolution. Aged gracefully, this Pauillac's texture is as sumptuous as silk draping over the palate. It is a reminder that time rewards those who wait. The authenticity of the 2010 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages has matured into an asset, not only of sensory delight but of prudent investment, meriting discerning inclusion in any fine wine portfolio.

Brilliant now, with ample room for enchantment ahead, the 2010 vintage signifies a zenith moment for Chateau Lynch Bages. It is an unassailable testimony to what Pauillac can produce under illustrious conditions: wines which are as compelling financially as they are on the palate.

 

In Summary: A Convergence of Artistry and Acumen

Expertise and patience have rewarded those who invested early in the 2010 Lynch Bages; Its stature has grown only more admirable as each year has passed. Bearing a tapestry of harmonious flavours and an infrastructure destined for longevity, this Pauillac stands as a paragon of viticultural accomplishment. Exceptional to taste, it also promises increment in value — making it a resplendent choice for connoisseurs and investors alike. Its performance in both cellar and market ensures that it shines brightly amongst peers as a beacon of Bordeaux brilliance.

Current market price

$2,220.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

73.89

Scores and tasting notes

98

A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I love the precision here. Try in 2018.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

96

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Lynch Bages comes sailing out of the glass with notes of redcurrant jelly, black cherry compote and cassis plus wafts of smoked meats, tar, cigar box and dried roses. Full-bodied, the palate is stacked with red and black fruit layers, framed by ripe, firm, fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

96

The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011

93+

Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London and later at the chateau. The Lynch Bages 2010 has gone back into its shell since I tasted it out of barrel. It has very fine precision and comes across as understated and poised, although I hope it develops more vigour and fruit penetration. The palate is dense and focused, with light graphite notes infusing the black fruit and a keen thread of acidity lending it fine tension towards the finish. It just needs a little more attack, but that should develop with time. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013

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