"Deep, rich black fruits on the nose followed by a powerful punch of spice alongside a ferocious tannic structure that will benefit from the extra polishing of bottle ageing. Combines tannic heft with cassis, bitter chocolate shavings, sage, cardamom and smoke. This is impressive, with a solidly confident, classic Pauillac character and a great example of the confidence of Lynch-Bages right now. Drinking Window 2028 - 2048." 96 points, Decanter
Grape Variety72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
An emblematic Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac located on the left bank of Bordeaux, Château Lynch Bages has unveiled a splendid vintage 2018.
A year marked by strong climatic contrasts, 2018 was divided into two chapters. The first part of the year saw rainy conditions, with a cold and wet winter and rainy spring. Summer, which began in July, was characterised by high temperatures. The grape harvest began under perfect weather conditions on September 19th and ended on October 9th, yielding perfectly healthy fruit, rich in sugars and beautiful polyphenols.
Blending Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (19%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (3%), the Chateau Lynch-Bages 2018 offers a magnificent expression of the terroir of Pauillac. On the nose, the vintage seduces with notes of dark chocolate and spice. The powerful palate coats the mouth with its great breadth and generosity, structured by deliciously silky tannins. A certain freshness also presents itself and continues into a very persistent finish. A great vintage for Chateau Lynch-Bages.