Chateau Lynch-Bages, 2005

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%

Price:

£179.00

11 In Stock

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Description

94+ points (Wine Journal)
91 points (Parker)

Reviews. "This outstanding effort is slightly lighter, more streamlined and delicate than followers of Lynch Bages have come to expect after such great vintages as 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000. A deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a classic Medoc nose of tapenade, roasted herbs, licorice, cedar, black currants, and damp earth. Medium-bodied with moderate tannin, sweet fruit, and surprising softness as well as forwardness for a 2005 northern Medoc, it can be drunk now and over the next 20+ years." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 2008

"This has a compelling and complex nose that lures you in. The immediate sensation is of ripe blackberries, cedar, and wild hedgerow on the nose with sparkling definition, then with aeration offering smoke and pine cones. The palate is medium-bodied and just missing a little tension and liveliness, although when I discover the vintage, I am reminded that some of the 2005s are amidst a rather sulky period of their evolution. However, the finish is very natural, although vestiges of unresolved tannins on the weighty finish suggesting that it needs considerable cellaring despite its comeliness. Drink 2014-2030+ Tasted September 2009." Neil MArtin Wine Journal

Condition

good

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