Deep garnet red in colour, Château Lynch-Bages 2016 has the characteristics of a remarkably mature vintage. The expressive nose reveals aromas of blackcurrant and morello cherry, with subtle notes of fresh mint. On the palate, it is full-bodied with with elegant, enfolding tannins. The finish is long-lasting and polished, leaving 2016’s tell-tale note of acidity and length. The flagship 2016 Château Lynch Bages is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot aged for 18 months in oak barrels (75% new French oak).
Food Pairing: roasted, braised, or grilled meats like veal, pork, chicken, and game as well as dishes with mushroom or earthy, truffle flavors.
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18 months in oak
Château Lynch Bages, a 5ème Cru Classé, is one of the best-known Médoc estates. Since 1973 it has been owned by the enigmatic Jean-Michel Cazes and is now run by his son, Jean-Charles.
The estate’s reputation as a top quality wine producer took off in 1945 after a series of exceptional vintages. Since then, Lynch-Bages has continued to produce excellent wines, even during years considered difficult in the Bordeaux region. The wine’s deep colour and tannic backbone have become part of its signature style. Jean-Michel Cazes, grandson of Jean-Charles, has worked hard to develop and refine the wine’s supple and smooth structure over the years. Vintage after vintage, the estate’s precise and excellent winemaking techniques have served to firmly establish Lynch-Bages reputation for consistent quality.