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2017 Lynch Bages

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2017 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux aficionados well versed in the ever-evolving canvas of Pauillac will find the 2017 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages a distinctive addition to their fine wine portfolio.


A Vintage Marked by Mettle and Grace

The 2017 vintage in Pauillac, whilst contending with the whims of climate, emerged with an assertion of quality that surprised many. The tangible influence of early-season frost nipped at the vines of Chateau Lynch Bages, spurring the estate's resilient terroir to fashion grapes of concentrated vigour against all odds. This resolve is palpable in the glass, laying a firm groundwork for investors and connoisseurs alike to ponder.


Distinguished Pedigree & Investment Potential

As one delves into the depths of the 2017 Lynch Bages, its layered complexity becomes as clear as claret. Here lies a virtuoso blend primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, married harmoniously with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and just a whisper of Petit Verdot. Each sip offers an articulate narrative – blackcurrant breeches entwined with a structural tannic weave; hints of cedar and tobacco leaf sing whilst an undertone of graphite lends gravitas. The élan with which it reveals its youthfulness foretells a longevity eager to reward patient investors.

The reputation of Chateau Lynch Bages as a paragon among Pauillac producers is only fortified by this vintage, presenting a wine emblematic of the region’s exceptional potential in years stamped by adversity.


Savouring the Tapestry: A Timely Acquisition

For collectors seeking diversification in their assembly of fine wines, the addition of the 2017 Lynch Bages promises intrigue. This vintage deftly balances immediacy and substance - palatable now for those enamoured with youthful intensity but equally promising for those whose cellars hum to the tune of time.

In sum, the stature and poise of this enigmatic offering are impressive; it stands as a testament to the tenacity of both vine and vintner. Positioned resolutely among its epochal companions, it is undoubtedly deserving of consideration by those looking to cultivate their selection with a Pauillac that holds compelling promise for future grandeur.

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This is an excellent Lynch that starts off slowly and then drives at the end with dark fruit and hints of hazelnuts. Strong and focused tannins. A beautiful young wine.

James Suckling -


There’s really good flesh here for the vintage, with cassis, plum and blackberry compote flavors that are a step ahead of the pack in concentration. Light charcoal and iron notes score the finish, which is racy and fresh. Textbook Pauillac.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth -


Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Lynch Bages sashays out of the glass with flamboyant scents of baked blackcurrants, blackberry preserves and mulberries plus touches of lavender, dark chocolate, star anise and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has bags of class and finesse with firm, finely-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 16 March 2020


The 2017 Lynch-Bages is a wine of impeccable balance and class. Deep, fleshy and inviting, the 2017 should be ready to deliver pleasure with minimal cellaring. All of the Lynch-Bages signatures come through in a very pretty, deceptively medium-bodied wine loaded with personality. Lynch-Bages is never a huge wine, but like most of his colleagues, proprietor Jean-Michel Cazes opted for especially delicate extractions.

Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni - - May '18


The 2017 Lynch Bages was picked from 18 September with the young Merlot vines and finishing on 30 September. It was cropped at around 50hl/ha. It is aged in 75% new oak for 18 months. It offers good intensity on the nose, not as precise or as mineral-driven as the 2016 last year, with cedar and pencil shaving infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very refined, a touch of white pepper and cedar with impressive depth on the finish. This will be an approachable Lynch Bages, probably pre-destined to be overshadowed by the magnificent (if nascent) 2016 but it will certainly give 20 to 25 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted four times with consistent notes.

Neal Martin - Neal Martin - - May '18

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