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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 29 
ProducerChâteau Lynch-Bages (web)
VarietySémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
DesignationBlanc de Lynch-Bages
UPC Code(s)3760020132750, 747505009625

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2020 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Blanc de Lynch Bages on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.4 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 16 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by gsquireh on 9/25/2014 & rated 89 points: Great with lobster, the grapefruit and lemon were balanced nicely by clean minerality. (929 views)
 Tasted by michaelong on 4/8/2014 & rated 90 points: semillon-sauvignon blanc blend
light yellow in colour, grapefuit, lemon and honey
a little passionfruit, subtle oak with medium body
good length and a pleasant drink (1457 views)
 Tasted by JustNathan on 9/28/2013 & rated 89 points: Pale lemon / gold. Slightly flat,oxidative smell at first, giving way to restrained but layered aromas. Rich mouthfeel, great concentration and integration with loads of minerality. Not as special an experience as I'd hoped. (1849 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 2/15/2013: PnP served non-blind. In the 18 months since I last had this, it's only gotten better. Still very fresh and bright, with unmistakable Graves aromas and a pedigreed tension that sets the bar for white wines in the price category. Medium body, with a nose I could smell all night. Above-average persistence, superb purity of fruit, focus. (white) WOTN, highly recommended, drink thru 2022 (2583 views)
 Tasted by falp on 12/26/2012 & rated 91 points: fruity, dry, elegant
The wine looks Blonde colored. It smells like Lemon, and Lime. It tastes like Grapefruit, and Lemon. The body is Light. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Short. (2586 views)
 Tasted by kdsipe on 12/23/2012 & rated 91 points: Pineapple, apricot, seashell, resin, musk, oak, vanilla, petrol and smoke. Suntan lotion? Complex, layered, delicate and nuanced. Light to medium bodied, with high acidity, tons of mineral and a long clean green apple finish. More minerals than fruit. Very nerdy and very good. Great with sashimi. (2012 views)
 Tasted by BeyondTheMargin.net on 5/30/2012 & rated 90 points: Tropical notes on the nose with hints of grass. Decent. (2280 views)
 Tasted by amflinn on 11/26/2011 & rated 91 points: Slate on the nose. Palate is steely dry. Lovely, crisp. (2968 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 9/24/2011: Another memorable experience. Such a unique nose, full of slate, lychee, orange peel and tangerine notes. The palate is dry, almost steely, but there is a textural component here that keeps it from being unflattering. Gains some weight and added complexity (herbal notes a touch of saline) with airtime, but hard to improve from the first pour. Lovely, very refreshing. Drink thru 2019, 13,5% abv. score: A- (2225 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 8/6/2011 & rated 92 points: Intense aromas of diesel fuel, crushed rock, white floral and Asian spices. in the mouth, cutting acidity, and a lovely, almost sculpted mouthfeel. Superb effort that truly reflects the growing place and varietals. I didn't get much of the tropical aromas or flavors mentioned in the other tn's...and that's just fine with me, this was very welcome and enjoyed by all. Recommended+, but grown and blended for true wine lovers and not the casual, less-experienced crowd. Drink thru 2020 (2140 views)
 Tasted by RA1 on 5/23/2011 & rated 89 points: Tropical, fruity, sweet, crisp. (2054 views)
 Tasted by Biggsy on 5/4/2011 & rated 90 points: Very pale lemon coloured. Intense, pure scented nose with tropical aromas and a forward grapefruit note. Fresh and sharp with creamy lemon and a touch of cut grass. (2022 views)
 Tasted by Yagil on 12/16/2010 & rated 91 points: Chateau Lynch-Bages & Chateau Pavie-Macquin vertical tasting (Wine Road Tel-Aviv): young fresh aroma;
light fruity & herbal taste. (2898 views)
 Tasted by DVHK on 9/4/2010 & rated 89 points: Second time drinking a dry white from Bordeaux. The nose shows some floral notes. The wine is very pleasant. Look forward to taste it in few years... (2501 views)

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Château Lynch-Bages

Producer website - Read more about Chateau Lynch Bages

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.


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