Bordeaux

2015 Lynch Bages

One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 a very decidedly exotic character that is impossible to miss. Raspberry jam, mocha, new leather and expressive floral notes appear with time in the glass, rounding things out nicely. Even though the 2015 is quite forward and open at this stage, the wine has plenty of stuffing as well as the underlying structure to support many years of exceptional drinking. This is a stellar showing for Lynch-Bages. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
96 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 a very decidedly exotic character that is impossible to miss. Raspberry jam, mocha, new leather and expressive floral notes appear with time in the glass, rounding things out nicely. Even though the 2015 is quite forward and open at this stage, the wine has plenty of stuffing as well as the underlying structure to support many years of exceptional drinking. This is a stellar showing for Lynch-Bages.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Barrel Sample. This wine is sumptuous, ripe and generously fruity. It has a black core of dry plum skin and spice. The richness is topped by acidity, forming a contrast with the tannic core. 95 points

Expert Review
95 POINTS
James Suckling

Brambly and attractive ripe blackberries and red-plum aromas with some floral accents, too. The palate has a very plush, polished and regal shape as tannins frame up a core of ripe black fruit. Succulent, impressive finish. Best from 2022.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Tim Atkin
Expert Review
94 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

They 2015 Lynch Bages is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 23 September until 2 October, matured in 75% new oak. There is an overwhelming sense of purity on the nose: perfumed, almost floral blackberry, wild strawberry, graphite and cedar scents, unmistakably Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen citrus thread that impart tension and ample freshness. Tasting this as the first wine of the day, it instantly refreshes the mouth and leaves it tingling with energy after it has departed. This is an excellent, top-grade Lynch Bages that deserves 8-10 years in bottle and then will offer three decade of pleasure, maybe more.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

Another Pauillac that showed beautifully (this appellation can be variable in 2015) was the 2015 Château Lynch-Moussas. A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, it offers a terrific bouquet of blackcurrants, toasty oak, lead pencil, and espresso. This medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy, yet also fresh, Pauillac has loads of charm and texture as well as a forward, fruit-loaded style that’s going to drink nicely for 10-15 years. 94+

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

This is a beautiful dark, rich purple colour, still with vivid en primeur edging. The nose is closed right now, and the tannins lend a certain austerity. After a few minutes, the loganberry and blackberry notes come through, along with liquorice and fresh mint leaf. Although the tannins remain insistent, the light begins to filter in. This is an excellent Lynch-Bages which displays the solid masculine frame that has become more apparent over the past few years. It's clearly going to age extremely well. 75% new oak. one-third of the wine underwent malolactic in barrel.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

This has an ample core of plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors, underlined liberally with graphite and smoldering tobacco notes. Fleshy and focused, with ample grip through the juniper- and tar-accented finish. Well-built. Best from 2023 through 2038.   –JM

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Winemakers Note

Lynch Bages: The Distinctive Legacy of the Cazes Family Nestled on the outskirts of Pauillac, with a commanding view of the Gironde estuary, Lynch-Bages, designated as a 1855 Grand Cru Classé, extends across one of the commune's most beautiful gravelly hilltops. Originally under the ownership of the esteemed Lynch family, of Irish heritage, the estate was purchased in 1939 by Jean-Charles Cazes. Blending the realms of wine and culture, the Cazes family has positioned Lynch-Bages at the core of a lifestyle. In 2006, Jean-Michel Cazes passed the torch to his son, Jean-Charles, who remains steadfast in upholding the estate's exacting standards. The family has dedicated several years to meticulous vineyard work, pursuing an unwavering commitment to excellence. To further this pursuit, the Cazes family has invested in state-of-the-art facilities that match their lofty aspirations. The inauguration of the new winery in 2020 marked a significant milestone. Designed with a gravity-based approach, it draws inspiration from 19th-century vinification methods while seamlessly integrating modern knowledge and precision. The wines of Lynch-Bages serve as a testament to the family's generosity and unwavering pursuit of excellence. Click here to watch a video of Lynch Bages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQcVDWj94SE

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