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Mainly composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine combines structure and finesse, elegance and longevity. It is also distinguished by its opulence. Full-bodied in its youth, it evolves as it is ageing towards more flavours and complexity. The assertion of Lynch-Bages' own style corresponds to the arrival of Jean-Charles Cazes at the head of the estate in 1934. An innovative winemaker, emblematic of a new generation of owners who knew how to break with tradition, taking risks to ensure ripe harvests, he was known to be often the last to harvest in Pauillac.   

Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2015 : Rated ★★ Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2016 : ★★★★
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Red Wine / France / Bordeaux wine / Pauillac AOC / 13,5 % vol

0,75 L
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225,33 € / L
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A bit of history:      

The reputation of the château began to take shape in 1945, thanks to a series of great years. Some of them, although reputed to be difficult in Bordeaux, proved to be particularly successful in Lynch-Bages. These wines are distinguished by their deep colour, their tannic structure, their controlled extraction and their elegant sensuality.   

Since the mid-1980s, Lynch-Bages has regularly surpassed itself, producing wines at the level of a Second Cru Classé. Often referred to as the "poor man's Mouton Rothschild", it is a good bargain. As a result, along with Grand Puy Lacoste, it’s one of Pauillac’s (if not all of Bordeaux’s) houses which offer one of the best quality/price ratios.
Enthusiasts take note!

At the end of the 1980s, the AXA Millésimes group began to develop a portfolio of vineyard properties and sought the help of Jean-Michel Cazes (Claude Bébéar, president of AXA, was a long-time friend of the Cazes family). They founded Châteaux & Associés, which Cazes managed until the age of 65 and which, at the end of the 20th century, owned many vineyards throughout Europe. Château Lynch-Bages, however, remains the property of the Cazes family.

In 2017, the Cazes family acquired Château Haut-Batailley, a 1855 Grand Cru Classé estate located in Pauillac.

→ Region: Pauillac (cru du Médoc)

→ Grape varieties: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Verdot.

→ Average age of the vines: 30 years.