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2015 Lynch Bages

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2015 Lynch Bages from Château Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux was met with no small measure of enthusiasm, and the 2015 Lynch Bages from Château Lynch Bages encapsulates the reasons why connoisseurs and investors alike have been captivated. It is the epitome of meticulous viticulture meeting a generous nature's bounty in Pauillac — a subregion whose very name is synonymous with longevity and investment-worthy claret.

 

A Vintage Graced by Nature

The growing season for the 2015 vintage saw a harmonious mix of warm days and cool nights, leading to an optimal ripening phase. The wines from this year are marked by their consistency and balance, and nowhere is this more evident than in the graceful power of 2015 Lynch Bages. This distinguished wine exhibits robust structure with a bouquet exquisitely layered with ripe blackcurrant, cedar, and hints of tobacco — a triumvirate that has come to define the classic Pauillac profile.

 

An Investment in Timelessness

Investors seeking both prestige and performance will find solace in this offering. The celebrated terroir of Château Lynch Bages — a gravelly plateau renowned for its drainage and heat-reflective properties — has produced a wine in 2015 that continues to add depth over time. In terms of cellaring potential, this vintage stands as a testament to the estate's formidable reputation, promising to yield dividends both sensory and monetary as it matures gracefully.

The tannins are refined yet resolute, suggesting that while the 2015 Lynch Bages offers a stunning expression now, it will unfurl its full splendour over the coming decades. Each sip is an assurance of this wine's capacity for evolution, an urging for patience that will be handsomely rewarded.

One can only marvel at how time transmutes elements that were once vibrant youth into resplendent maturity. The 2015 Lynch Bages from Château Lynch Bages is an exquisite ambassador for its vintage — deeply rooted in the legacy of its origin yet expressive of a singular climatic narrative. For those curating a cellar or portfolio where poise is paramount, it represents an impeccable selection; certainly one that will respond gloriously to the investor's foresight.

Current market price

$1,705.91

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

64.06

Scores and tasting notes

95-96

Very classic style Lynch with pretty ripe fruit and tannin balanced. Full body, firm and shew tannins yet polished and refined. Alcohol and fruit balance are lower than other top years and give this wine freshness and energy.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com

94

Year in, year out, the Cazes make one of the most reliable classed growths, a wine that’s generally good value as well as a pleasure to drink. This intense, well structured Pauillac is firm and quite oaky, but with plenty of dark berry fruit and acidity for balance. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin - timatkin.com

92-95

This is packed with juicy currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit carried by warm stone and graphite notes. Offers lovely sweet spice hints through the finish, which is fleshy and integrated. Really sappy and intense, yet the smooth structure lets it all glide through beautifully.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com

93-95

They 2015 Lynch Bages is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 23 September until 2 October, matured in 75% new oak. There is an overwhelming sense of purity on the nose: perfumed, almost floral blackberry, wild strawberry, graphite and cedar scents, unmistakably Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen citrus thread that impart tension and ample freshness. Tasting this as the first wine of the day, it instantly refreshes the mouth and leaves it tingling with energy after it has departed. This is an excellent, top-grade Lynch Bages that deserves 8-10 years in bottle and then will offer three decade of pleasure, maybe more.

Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016

92

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lynch Bages offers up crushed black berries, black cherries and dried herbs with an earthy undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate is firm and taut with lively fruit and a chewy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018

17+

Two thirds of the crop. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Much deeper crimson. Minerals and spice - a very winning combo - on the nose. But bone dry on the end after some pretty dry tannins. Very solid but needs time. Drier than many vintages. Still pretty tight.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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