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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 2005 Red Wine

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe, Bordeaux
** 91 Points- **
** 94+ points (Wine Journal) **

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%


$272.23 USD

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The 2005 vintage is one of our greatest vintages of recent decades.
2005 vintage characteristics in a nutshell: • A warm summer, • Near-drought conditions, • Harvest remained largely free of rainfall, and the fruit was brought in by relaxed and happy workers.
The potential of the vintage was already clear, even before the first fermentations were finished. Lynch-Bages 2005 was aged in 80% new oak which is the most we have ever used, feeling it necessary to cloak the exceptional fruit and powerful tannins.

Château Lynch-Bages is an iconic wine estate located in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France. With a history dating back to the 18th century, the estate has established itself as one of the leading producers of exceptional red wines. Encompassing approximately 100 hectares, the vineyard benefits from gravelly soils and a maritime climate, ideal for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. Château Lynch-Bages's wines are celebrated for their power, depth, and aging potential, exhibiting rich fruit flavors, robust tannins, and a distinct Pauillac character. Classified as a Fifth Growth (Cinquième Cru) in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, the estate continues to maintain its legacy of excellence under the ownership of the Cazes family. With a commitment to sustainable viticulture and traditional winemaking practices, Château Lynch-Bages remains a symbol of the esteemed winemaking heritage of Bordeaux, producing wines that are revered by enthusiasts worldwide.


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** 91 Points- **
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

** 94+ points (Wine Journal) **
"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

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