Pauillac Protected Designation of Origin and Fifth Great Classed Growth
Irish Lynch family sold Chateau Lynch Bages to the Cazes family in 1934. It is a Pauillac Fifth Classed Grand Cru (of Bordeaux left bank's prestigious designation) in the classification of 1855. Chateau Lynch Bages's vineyard covers 100 hectares and is located on the Bages plateau. Its vines are about 30 years old. The vines are grown according to the sustainable winegrowing principles: 72% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. The Chateau produces two Red Bordeaux blended wines : A great wine "Le Grand Vin de Lynch Bages", and a second wine since 2008 , "Echo de Lynch Bages", which replaces the previous second cuvee, "Haut Bages Averous" that used to be produced since 1976. “Echo de Lynch Bages” is made from a selection of plots, and from the estate's youngest vines. In addition to these two prestige wines, Chateau Lynch Bages has produced a white wine called "le Blanc de Lynch Bages" since 1990 (in the Bordeaux Blanc designation), made from Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle.
Chateau Lynch Bages's qualities are renowned all over the world, and even though its official ranking is only at the fifth place in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, this estate of the Bordeaux region is one of the best in the Pauillac designation. It's characterised by great depth and power, with blackcurrant, earth, leather and tobacco flavours. It's also known for its great ageing potential of 10 to 25 years in the cellar, and sometimes even more. In its best years (2015, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2000, 1996, 1990, 1989, 1982), Chateau Lynch Bages produced outstanding wines that were praised by critics during en primeur tastings. The second wine, "Echo de Lynch Bages", is more easily accessible. "Blanc de Lynch Bages" is a vivid wine that can be described as nervous in its youth, and that can be kept in the cellar for some years.
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