2011 Chateau Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Pauillac

$905
RP 90
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5eme Grand Cru Classé

2011 Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, France

« The Rite of Spring »
2011 was a curious year with a remarkably warm and dry spring. Consequently, flowering took place early and in fine conditions.

July was cool and saw some rain, while August was mixed, cooler than average overall but with some heat spikes and some storms. September was warm and dry enabling the grapes to ripen fully.

Harvest began at Château Lynch-Bages (almost a fortnight earlier than in 2010) on September 12th and ended on September 28th.

Equipped with a new de-stemming system and an optical sorter, a complementary reception chain was tried out, receiving exclusively the harvest from plots deemed the most difficult or the most heterogeneous.

After two powerful, sunny vintages, 2011 is outstanding for its display of well ripened fruit, fine, plump tannins, and a good freshness to ensure classic balance.

AGEING
15 MONTHS

French oak barrels
(65% new wood)

BLEND
72%Cabernet Sauvignon
23%Merlot
3%Cabernet Franc
2%Petit Verdot

RP 90

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage. Reviewed by: Robert M. Parker, Jr., Issue date: April 2014. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2017 - 2032.

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RP 90

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage. Reviewed by: Robert M. Parker, Jr., Issue date: April 2014. Drinking window: Drink Date: 2017 - 2032.

2011 Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, France

« The Rite of Spring »
2011 was a curious year with a remarkably warm and dry spring. Consequently, flowering took place early and in fine conditions.

July was cool and saw some rain, while August was mixed, cooler than average overall but with some heat spikes and some storms. September was warm and dry enabling the grapes to ripen fully.

Harvest began at Château Lynch-Bages (almost a fortnight earlier than in 2010) on September 12th and ended on September 28th.

Equipped with a new de-stemming system and an optical sorter, a complementary reception chain was tried out, receiving exclusively the harvest from plots deemed the most difficult or the most heterogeneous.

After two powerful, sunny vintages, 2011 is outstanding for its display of well ripened fruit, fine, plump tannins, and a good freshness to ensure classic balance.

AGEING
15 MONTHS

French oak barrels
(65% new wood)

BLEND
72%Cabernet Sauvignon
23%Merlot
3%Cabernet Franc
2%Petit Verdot

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