Château Lynch-Bages 2014
5th Grand Cru Classé in 1855
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The Château Lynch-Bages is one of those illustrious properties that have contributed to the reputation of the great wines of Pauillac. Located on the land of "Batges", a gravelly hillock overlooking the Gironde estuary, its history begins in the 17th century when it was owned by Thomas Lynch, a Bordeaux merchant of Irish origin. It was at that time called the "Lynch cru" and remained in the family until 1824.
In 1855, the Château Lynch-Bages obtained the title of Fifth Grand Cru Classé in the famous classification of Médoc wines for the Paris World Fair.
His modern history has been written by the Cazes family, which still owns it. In 1939, Jean-Charles Cazes, who already owned Château Les Ormes de Pez at Saint-Estèphe, bought Domaine and breathed new life into it by raising its standard. When he died in 1972, his grandson Jean-Michel Cazes took over the reins and gradually, thanks to numerous technical renovations and by surrounding himself with the right people, he was able to produce a wine on a par with the great Pauillac. Since 2006, it is his son Jean-Charles who manages it, always with one objective in mind, that of producing the most precise wines possible, marked with the imprint of the Cazes.
The Château Lynch-Bages vineyard today covers a 100-hectare vineyard, whose grape variety is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The wines are aged for 18 months in French oak barrels of which 70% are new.
One Second wine is produced by the property, Echo de Lynch-Bages.
The Château Lynch-Bages produces powerful and complex wines born of precision viticulture. Wines built for aging and that improve admirably with the passage of years.
Critics Château Lynch-Bages 2014.
Description Château Lynch-Bages 2014.
2014 is a beautiful vintage in the Bordeaux vineyard, marked by contrasting climatic conditions. The flowering of the vines was homogeneous thanks to a sunny spring, then the summer alternated between a beautiful July and a cooler August. September and October were very nice and had warm and sunny days. The harvest was thus of very good quality.
Blend of the 2014 vintage: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.
The robe is a very intense dark red color, decorated with discrete tiled reflections.
The nose is particularly expressive, offering aromas of very ripe black fruits, black olive, vanilla wood and cardamom.
The attack is lively and elegant, the wine is rich and unctuous, supported by coated and precise tannins. It shows a controlled power, with flavors of stewed fruits, licorice and pepper that give it an invigorating freshness. The finish is long and persistent.
Food and wine pairing:
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2014 will be perfect with pauillac suckling lamb with baked apples, Madeira-crusted beef tenderloin, roast goose, hunter rabbit with mustard or seed-crusted leg of lamb.
For a pairing with cheeses, choose uncooked pressed cheeses, such as Cantal, Edam, aged mimolette, morbier with truffles or Saint-Nectaire.
For desserts, it will be perfect on an opera cake, a tiramisu or a three chocolate entremet.
Cellaring potential and tasting:
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2014 is a great wine made for long aging. It will be able to wait in the cellar until its apogee, which will be between 2034 and 2040.
However, it can very well be tasted today. To do so, take care to place the bottle in the serving room at room temperature the night before and open it. Otherwise, open and decant the bottle at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.
The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.