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 Vintage1995 Label 1 of 10 
TypeWhite
ProducerChâteau Lynch-Bages (web)
VarietySémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
DesignationBlanc de Lynch-Bages
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
SubRegionn/a
AppellationBordeaux

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: not specified
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Blanc de Lynch Bages on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by profiler54 on 4/25/2011 flawed bottle: Strong Oxidized nose - Not drinkable (1931 views)
 Tasted by pinotfan1970 on 4/11/2010 & rated 92 points: Cork was questionable, but the wine was perfect. The palate is ready to drink, has a nice softness to it. But the nose is undeveloped and might improve for 10 or more years. (2159 views)
 Tasted by woohoowinesista on 4/20/2008: There is also a 4.5 ha plot of white vines, comprising 40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Muscadelle which is used for the AC Bordeaux Blanc Blanc de Lynch-Bages (3000 cases per annum).

From website cork'd: Tasted like late morning summer sunshine on hot rocks with a whiff of flowers on the breeze. Was an excellent compliment with our seafood. (2483 views)
 Tasted by Dave Dalluge on 12/4/2007: Kitchen Tasting Group does Lynch Bages: Opened after all the other wine was gone. This showed mainly mineral/rust and oak. The taste is dominated by more oak and mineral. Interesting, but not showing too well. (3144 views)

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Château Lynch-Bages

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BACKGROUND: The wine of Château Lynch-Bages is part of the lineage of the great Pauillac wines. Blended mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, it combines structure and finesse, elegance and longevity. It is further distinguished by its opulence. Generous right from its youth, it develops more flavours and greater complexity as it matures.

The affirmation of the Lynch-Bages style came with the arrival of Jean-Charles Cazes to head the estate in 1934. An innovative winemaker, emblematic of a new generation of owners willing to break with tradition and taking risks to ensure truly ripe harvests, he was known for often being the last to harvest in Pauillac. From 1945 onwards, the fame of the château emerged thanks to a series of great vintages. Some, despite being considered difficult to grow in Bordeaux, are particularly successful at Lynch-Bages. His wines are characterized by their deep colour, their tannic structure, their controlled concentration and elegant sensuality. The vintages vinified by André Cazes, and after him Jean-Michel Cazes, confirm this trend.

The style of the wines has refined over the years, gaining suppleness and softness, whilst their consistency has been established over time. Then as now, Château Lynch-Bages has been characterised by its extraordinary qualitative homogeneity. Powerful, elegant and open, vintage after vintage, the wine has acquired greater accuracy, adding distinction to the hedonistic character that made its reputation.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Guide

Vins Bordeaux (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux)

History of Bordeaux

History of 1855 Bordeaux Classification

 
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