Château Pontac-Lynch 2010 Red (Margaux)
Pontac-Lynch’s 2010 is open, ripe and fruity. It misses some of the structured character of the vintage but replaces that with a bright, juicy black-currant flavor and some of Margaux’s typical fragrance and floral character. For medium-term aging.
Château Pontac-Lynch 2008 Quintessence Red (Margaux)
Perfumed with its new wood, not excessively as in the past but obviously. That gives the tannins an extra polish, smoothing the wine, leaving black currant fruit to shine through. Age for 4–8 years.
Château Pontac-Lynch 2006 Quintessence Red (Margaux)
Giving this special cuvée its own name seems to have given Pontac-Lynch the freedom to age it wine for way too long. The spice and high toast flavors are all that can be found at this stage in its development. There is some fruit there, but it is never going to balance completely.