Lynch Bages 2009

Cult Wines Price: £1,350.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lynch Bages, Lynch Bages, 2009

Tasting Notes Lynch Bages 2009

98

Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
97

Wow. Intense aromas of blackberries, currants and blueberries, follow through to a full body, with wonderful fruit and ultra-fine tannins. Fabulous Lynch. One of the top buys of the vintage. Best since 1989. I think that 2010 is probably better. Try in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
96

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Lynch Bages '09 is a triumph from Jean-Charles Chevalier and his team, putting in a superb performance under tough blind conditions (to the point where I speculated that it could be Mouton!) It has a wonderful controlled and precise on the understated nose - but there is a brooding presence here - the sense of a class act that does not want to be disturbed. Graphite, blackberry and crushed stone unfold with every passing moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus fresh entry. There is very good weight here, primal but supremely well balanced with a gradual build towards the insistent minty finish. Gorgeous. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Lynch Bages Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lynch Bages 2017 Chateau Lynch Bages £801.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2016 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,146.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2016 Chateau Lynch Bages £580.00 6x75cl
Lynch Bages 2015 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,000.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2014 Chateau Lynch Bages £870.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2013 Chateau Lynch Bages £824.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2012 Chateau Lynch Bages £875.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2011 Chateau Lynch Bages £872.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2011 Chateau Lynch Bages £415.00 3x150cl
Lynch Bages 2010 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,150.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2009 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,350.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2008 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,050.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2007 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,000.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2006 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,050.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2005 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,400.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2004 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,050.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2003 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,350.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2002 Chateau Lynch Bages £958.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2001 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,250.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages £2,120.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,060.00 6x75cl
Lynch Bages 1999 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,220.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1998 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,280.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1997 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,080.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1996 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,605.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1995 Chateau Lynch Bages £1,550.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1990 Chateau Lynch Bages £3,750.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1989 Chateau Lynch Bages £3,476.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1986 Chateau Lynch Bages £2,034.00 12x75cl
Lynch Bages 1982 Chateau Lynch Bages £3,200.00 12x75cl