Chateau Lynch-Bages 2012: a balanced and powerful Pauillac
A 5th Classified Growth of 1855, Chateau Lynch-Bages is a red wine produced in the Pauillac appellation. With a total area of 90 hectares, the vineyard is planted on soils composed of Garonne gravel typical of the Left Bank. The ageing of the wine is carried out in oak barrels for 18 months with a proportion of 75% of new barrels. The Chateau Lynch-Bages 2012 blends 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26 % Merlot, 2 % Cabernet Franc and 1 % Petit Verdot.
The chateau Lynch-Bages 2012 is quite a classic wine from this estate, revealing itself to be balanced and powerful at the same time.
Please note, this comment may be questioned depending on the evolution of the product over time.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2012 Lynch-Bages is deep ruby/purple with tell-tale cassis notes. Medium-bodied, but somewhat foursquare and monolithic, it has well above average concentration, impressive purity and nicely integrated tannins and wood. Nevertheless, there is something bland and one-dimensional about Lynch-Bages in 2012, making it somewhat of a disappointment. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||5e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16.5+
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 92
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot