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| ||Tasted by Richard Jennings on 8/25/2004 & rated 89 points: Tangy, lemony, oaky palate; medium finish (1269 views)|
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|By Richard Jennings|
(Château Lynch-Bages Blanc de Lynch-Bages) Tangy, lemony, oaky palate; medium finish 89 points
|By Chris Kissack|
Winedoctor, October 2003
(Blanc de Lynch-Bages Bordeaux) A pale golden hue. It has a lovely, complex nose, initially showing wet stones, golden fruits and lemon pastry, but later a greater depth of flavour with pineapple and marzipan. On the palate it is fresh and medium bodied, with a bitter twist behind the stony, mineral-laden fruit. My only concern is that it seems a little dilute, but with air in the glass - and I suspect time in the bottle - it fleshes out. With time, in fact, it shows a good texture, and is nicely balanced. Plenty of spice and an almost creamy lemon pie note on the finish. Approachable now, but really needs another year or two. 17 points
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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.
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