Bordeaux Red, Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac GCC 5eme Cru 2012

Product Number: 12-80365

Availability: Sufficient




Grape Cabernet Sauvignon ; Merlot ; Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 87-89/100 Some of Lynch Bages's tell-tale cedary, black currant, earth and spice characteristics are present in the 2012's moderately intense bouquet. This wine exhibits good purity, a healthy dark ruby/purple color and medium body. There is a slight deficiency in the mid-palate, but it recovers sufficiently and offers up a decent finish that tails off ever so slightly. This good to excellent wine could use more fat and charm in the mid-section. Cellar it for a couple of years and drink it over the following 12-14 years. WS 92/100 This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fill in. Shows excellent energy and depth, while harnessing the austere edge of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2025. NM 90-92/100 Tasted en primeur at the chateau. The Lynch Bages 2012 is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 12th and 18th October and is being raised in 75% new oak just before the rains. It has a very attractive bouquet with crisp blackberry, sous-bois and graphite aromas that are very controlled. No frills here, but it does not need them. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins and again, crisp acidity. I like the line here – nicely focused with a grainy finish. Very fine. Tasted April 2013. Other Critic Score:- Gilbert & Gaillard : 93-95 /100 Wine Enthusiast : 94 /100 James Suckling : 92 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 88-91 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 88 /100 Jancis Robinson : 16.5 /20
Rating RP:87-89 WS:92
Size 75cl



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