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2007 Lynch Bages

By Chateau Lynch Bages

2007 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux

In the luminous tapestry of Pauillac vintages, the 2007 Lynch Bages from Chateau Lynch Bages emerges as a particularly fascinating thread. This vintage descended upon Bordeaux as an enigma, bedecked with challenges that would test the alacrity and adroitness of any vigneron. Yet, what could have unravelled into a year of struggles evolved into a vintage with a unique allure that perennially captivates the discerning investor.

 

A Gauntlet Thrown Down by Nature

As 2007 unfolded, it offered a mélange of climatic tumults—from a frosty winter transitioning hastily into an unseasonably warm April, then relapsing into an erratic summer. Despite such caprices from Mother Nature, Chateau Lynch Bages demonstrated remarkable finesse in coaxing a deeply stimulating elixir from its venerable vines.

 

The Tasting Journey: Navigating Complexity

The climatic melee endowed the 2007 Lynch Bages with a striking duality—a bright acidity paired sublimely with suave tannins that inherently promise both approachability and longevity. While it may not boast the immediate power of opulent years, this vintage instead offers a captivating spectrum of blackcurrant and cedar nuances, swathed in a medium-bodied, classic Bordeaux elegance. The wine unfurls gracefully on the palate with harmonious layers of dark fruit underscored by subtle herbal overtones and the merest hint of fine tobacco—a testimony to the skilled crafting behind this creation.

 

Investment Insight: The Sage Enthusiast's Choice

Vintages such as 2007 necessitate astute consideration; they are not obvious flagbearers of prestige but can blossom magnificently with time. For the insightful collector or investor, the 2007 Lynch Bages is nothing short of an intellectual delight, offering both pecuniary potential and spectacular drinking experiences. It stands as a testament to the resilience and enduring quality of Chateau Lynch Bages’ craft.

In summary, the 2007 Lynch Bages serves as a guiding beacon for seasoned investors—its exquisite balance of finesse and structure poising it as an enduring feature in any cultivated portfolio. One cradles the vibrant history of Bordeaux weather anomalies in their cellar with each bottle—a tangible liquid memoir honed by skilled hands into a composition resonant with character and expectation.

Current market price

$1,280.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

80.77

Scores and tasting notes

93

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. A strong showing from Lynch-Bages which is matching a couple of First Growths. The 2007 has an attractive nose: well defined with blackberry, strawberry and briary. There is good mineralite here with pencil lead and cedar showing through – very Pauillac, very fresh. The palate is demonstrating very good fruit concentration with saturated ripe tannins, good acidity and structure, over-achieving on the succulent finish. Excellent. Tasted January 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011

88

Delicious, supple and close to full maturity, the 2007 Lynch Bages exhibits a dark plum/purple color with some lightening at the edge along with tobacco leaf, bay leaf, black currant and earthy, loamy notes. Medium-bodied, supple and charming, it is best drunk over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011

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