Red

2005 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2015 - 2031 (Edit)
CT92.7 261 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 198

  • mj[x] Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 14, 2022 - Fantastic deep and powerful wine. Unfortunately did not decant it long enough - due to the immense ageing potential could have used more oxygen to show more complexity. Can't blame the wine though.

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  • I'd Rather Be Drinking Wine Likes this wine:

    May 3, 2022 - Commanderie de Bordeaux - Minnesota - Bordeaux and Sushi (Billy Sushi): Double decanted for sediment and slo-O for about 7 hours. OK....2005 Bordeaux is aging at a snail's pace (and this one is a slowwwww snail!).

    Nose was very primary with dark fruit, a hint of mint and smidge of tar.

    Palate was extremely tight, showing dark fruit, oak, tar and hints of spice...the finish did show some cranberry and wooden notes. Definitely hold for at least 5 years (and likely much more). I think this will be a stellar wine when it finally comes around....hopefully, I will be around to enjoy it! No rating as it would be unfair to rate it today because it is so tightly wound (even with the long O)

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  • rocknroller wrote:

    May 3, 2022 - Bordeaux and Sushi (Billy Sushi, Mpls, MN): Very dark red/purple color. Double decanted and slow-O'd. Drank a glass over 90 minutes. Well, no surprise here, this pretty tight. It's all there, but not ready to play. Plenty of dark fruit, cassis and blackberry, marked firm tannins, backwards, plenty of wood to shed yet, good concentration. Forget it for at least five and likely 10 years. Gut impression 92pt(+)pts with strong upside down a long road.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    April 15, 2022 - Some Wine Before/During/After a Seder (The Krengels - Bannockburn IL): Decanted several hours in advance, which barely helped. Even more firm, powerful and backward than the Léoville Poyferré. Even more density and greater potential here, but not even close to ready.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cailles wrote: 91 points

    March 22, 2022 - 20 Vintages of Lynch Bages (1986-2017): All wines tasted blind. Not decanted. A few conclusions: 1) The overall quality of the wines surpassed my (and the groups) expectations slightly. There were good wines in all decades. 2) The style is very Cabernet, very Pauillac, quite classic, with a good grip, pleasantly high acidity and a good, not too ripe fruit core. 3) Most vintages don‘t have the depth of its neighbours and, until more recently, there are some quite angular tannins. 4) Lynch these days doesn’t reach the same elegance and complexity as both Pichons but plays in the same league as Pontet Canet, which, is less classically built. 5) Highest rating of 95 pts for 3 crowd favorites: of course for the 1990 and 2016, but rather surprising also for the 2017.

    TN: Muted nose with some dark fruit but not much more. On the palate, this is ok but with furry tannins, a high acidity, not yet enough creaminess. There is substance and structure but its not yet there, like so many 2005. 91 today but should have some upside.

    Decanting: My guess is, that this would have needed 3-4 hours at least to open up more.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Medium red violet color; cassis and tobacco nose; tasty but lean cassis and plum palate, solid tannins, but lacks complexity; medium finish

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    1/13/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Dark red garnet color; lovely, fragrant, cassis nose; lean on fruit, solid tannins, balanced and structured; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lynch-Bages
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 000008738028, 000009137073, 014100076629, 0400005643774, 041224152502, 072180692740, 078742374604, 087000330115, 087000335547, 087000346673, 087000350205, 204022504342, 206331002649, 206486002594, 3364420032759, 3364420034326, 3388111072916, 3394150022126, 3760020131661, 3760020132750, 3760020133436, 3760020133979, 400002298236, 400005043659, 649185961050, 649185961968, 766592001145

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  • Pending Delivery 1,083 (5%)
  • In Cellars 15,445 (76%)
  • Consumed 3,822 (19%)

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Beef, grilled tomahawk ribeye, Steak au Poivre, US prime steak

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