Château Lynch Bages - Blanc de Lynch Bages - Blanc

92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Lynch Bages - Blanc de Lynch Bages - Blanc - 2020 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Lynch Bages - Blanc de Lynch Bages - Blanc

92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
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Composed of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sémillon and 10% Muscadelle, the 2020 Blanc de Lynch-Bages springs from the glass with vivacious notes of white peaches, fresh pineapple and pink grapefruit, plus touches of honeysuckle and mandarin peel. The medium-bodied palate is equally intense, featuring just enough acidity and bright, zesty sparks, finishing pleasantly savory.
The 2019 Blanc de Lynch-Bages exhibits aromas of ripe grapefruit, musky peach, and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and fleshy, with lively acids and a saline finish, it's a blend of 79% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sémillon and 6% Muscadelle.
The 2018 Blanc de Lynch Bages is showing a little reduction, opening out to notions of warm peaches, passion fruit and gooseberries plus suggestions of honeysuckle, coriander seed and chalk dust. Medium-bodied, the palate is completely filled with tropical and citrus flavors plus a racy backbone, finishing long with a touch of chalkiness.
The 2016 Blanc de Lynch-Bages delivers notions of ripe apples, spiced pears and lemon pie with touches of lime zest and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied with super intensity in the mouth, it has a seriously zesty palate and a long refreshing finish.
The 2015 Blanc de Lynch-Bages has a little bit of sulfides on the nose with struck match scents over a core of lemon curd, ripe pears and peach kernels with touches of dried herbs and baking bread. The medium-bodied palate is refreshing with phenolic grip and a long, mineral finish.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Pauillac
Producer:
Château Lynch Bages
Grapes/Blend:
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle

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Château Lynch Bages

Château Lynch Bages

Château Lynch-Bages, a revered name in the world of wine and spirits, holds a rich and illustrious history. Located in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region in...

Château Lynch-Bages, a revered name in the world of wine and spirits, holds a rich and illustrious history. Located in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region in France, the estate's story can be traced back to the early 18th century. The name "Lynch-Bages" is derived from the combination of two families, the Lynch family of Irish descent and the Bages family, who together contributed significantly to the development and success of this esteemed wine producer.

The history of Château Lynch-Bages is marked by the influence of the Lynch family, who acquired the estate in 1749. Thomas Lynch, the son of an Irish immigrant, inherited the property and dedicated his life to the cultivation of the vineyards, establishing a name synonymous with excellence in the Bordeaux wine trade. It was during this time that the estate began producing wines that garnered attention and praise from critics and enthusiasts alike. In 1824, the property was sold to the Cayrou brothers, who further elevated the prestige of the estate through their passion for winemaking.

The terroir of Château Lynch-Bages plays a pivotal role in the production of their world-renowned wines. Situated on a plateau of deep gravel and clay, the estate spans 100 hectares of vineyards, planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grape varietals. The unique composition of the soil, coupled with the region's temperate maritime climate, enables the creation of wines that exhibit exceptional complexity and elegance.

Château Lynch-Bages is renowned for its meticulous and traditional approach to winemaking. Harvesting is carried out by hand, ensuring the highest quality grapes are selected for production. The grapes are then meticulously sorted, destemmed, and crushed before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Following fermentation, the wines are aged in French oak barrels, with a careful selection process determining the final blend for each vintage. This fastidious attention to detail has cemented Château Lynch-Bages' reputation as a producer of some of the finest wines in the Bordeaux region.

The wines of Château Lynch-Bages are characterised by their power, depth, and finesse. The estate's flagship wine, the Château Lynch-Bages Grand Vin, is a predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend, with a reputation for its remarkable ageing potential. This full-bodied, structured wine showcases an array of dark fruit flavours, such as blackcurrant and blackberry, alongside hints of cedar, tobacco, and spice. The estate also produces a second wine, Les Hauts de Lynch-Moussas, which offers a more approachable, fruit-forward style, while still exhibiting the same elegance and refinement that has become synonymous with the Lynch-Bages name.

In addition to their extraordinary wines, Château Lynch-Bages is committed to sustainability and innovation. Their dedication to preserving the environment has led to the implementation of several eco-friendly practices, such as the use of natural predators to control pests, cover crops to prevent soil erosion, and the reduction of chemical inputs. The estate has also embraced modern technology, utilising precision viticulture techniques and state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, all while maintaining a deep respect for tradition.

In summary, Château Lynch-Bages is a prestigious wine producer with a storied history and a reputation for producing exceptional wines that are cherished by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Their unwavering commitment to quality, tradition, and innovation sets them apart as a true gem within the Pauillac appellation and the greater Bordeaux region. Their wines, crafted from the finest grape varietals and terroir, exemplify the elegance, complexity, and depth that has come to define 

the Château Lynch-Bages name. As a testament to their success, their wines continue to garner international acclaim and consistently rank highly in industry tastings and competitions.

One noteworthy aspect of Château Lynch-Bages is their focus on visitor experiences and wine tourism. The estate offers a variety of guided tours and tastings, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the rich history, tradition, and craftsmanship that define this esteemed wine producer. The tours encompass a journey through the vineyards, the winery, and the barrel cellars, where guests can gain an understanding of the intricate winemaking process and the passion that drives the dedicated team at Château Lynch-Bages.

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Bordeaux - Onshore Cellars

Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Pauillac

Pauillac

Pauillac is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with...

Pauillac is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a reputation for elegance, complexity, and longevity. Pauillac is home to some of the most famous châteaux in Bordeaux, including Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild.

The history of winemaking in Pauillac dates back to the Roman era, but it was not until the 17th century that the region began to gain recognition for its wines. The Dutch were the first to recognize the potential of Pauillac wines, and they began importing them to their home country in large quantities. In the 18th century, Pauillac wines became popular in England, and they were soon being exported to other parts of Europe and the world.

The style of production in Pauillac is traditional, with a focus on quality over quantity. The vineyards are planted on gravelly soils, which provide excellent drainage and reflect the heat back onto the vines, helping to ripen the grapes. The grapes grown in Pauillac are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The wines are typically aged in oak barrels for 18-24 months, which adds complexity and depth to the final product.

The typical wines from Pauillac are full-bodied, with intense aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their firm tannins, which give the wines structure and longevity. Pauillac wines are often described as having a "pencil lead" or "graphite" character, which is a result of the gravelly soils in which the grapes are grown. The wines are also known for their ability to age gracefully, with some of the best vintages lasting for decades.

In conclusion, Pauillac is a wine appellation with a rich history and a reputation for producing some of the finest red wines in the world. The traditional style of production, the gravelly soils, and the focus on quality over quantity all contribute to the unique character of Pauillac wines. If you are looking for a wine with elegance, complexity, and longevity, look no further than Pauillac.

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