Château Lynch-Bages

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Château Lynch-Bages 2010 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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96-98 Powerfully tannic wine, based on firm dryness. The weight offers the potential fruitiness, while the acidity gives the necessary freshness.

 — R.V.  (6/25/2011)
96
points

Château Lynch-Bages 2010 Red (Pauillac)

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This sumptuous wine is driven by perfectly ripe fruit as well as dense, dusty and dry tannins. Great swathes of blackberry sweep across the palate, followed by juicy acidity. Such a combination will make this impressive wine a delight to drink in 10 years and beyond.

 — R.V.  (2/1/2013)
96
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Château Lynch-Bages 2009 Red (Pauillac)

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  1. $195

A dense, immense, solidly powerful wine. The ripest fruit overflows, paralleling the dark, solid tannins. As so often, Lynch-Bages is a blockbuster, dark and concentrated, with immense aging potential.

 — R.V.  (2/1/2012)
96
points

Château Lynch-Bages 2009 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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95-97 Barrel sample. Concentrated and dense, the fruit here is powered by blackberry and cranberry tannins, as well as by the spicy wood. The wine is soild and firm, obviously powerful

 — R.V.  (8/9/2010)
96
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Château Lynch-Bages 2005 Red (Pauillac)

  1. $115

Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2008)
95
points

Château Lynch-Bages 2014 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

94–96. Barrel Sample. Pure Cabernet flavors are right at the front of this wine. It has fragrant fruitiness, with layers of black currant and fresh, juicy acidity on the palate. It's a bright wine, with just a touch of smoky wood flavors at the end.

 — R.V.  (4/1/2015)
95
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Château Lynch-Bages 2011 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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94-96. Barrel sample. Like so many wines in this vintage, this shows black-currant acidity. It’s lively and fruity, with the firm tannins providing a counterpoint.

 — R.V.  (5/11/2012)
95
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Château Lynch-Bages 2005 Barrel Sample Red (Pauillac)

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94-96 Barrel sample. A wine that seems to revel in richness. The tannins are certainly structured, but the fruit is just bursting out. The dryness and the acidity, though, promise that the fruit will be tamed and the wine will age well .

 — R.V.  (6/20/2006)
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