Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2020
96 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
96 POINTS: Neal Martin, Vinous
"The 2020 Château Lynch-Bages brings even more density and depth and is another vin de garde in the vintage. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged in 75% new barrels, this inky hued beauty boasts a ripe, powerful, full-bodied style that carries serious concentration as well as building, ripe, velvety tannins. While it doesn't have the elegance of the 2019, it brings beautiful cassis and blackberry fruit, lots of spice, graphite, and lead pencil aromatics, terrific balance, and a blockbuster finish. It's going to need at least a decade and will have 40-50 years of prime drinking."
— Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2020 Lynch-Bages, the first vintage vinified at the new winery, has a
beautifully-defined bouquet with a strong estuarine influence, brine and seaweed
infusing the black fruit. It's almost understated at first, but it opens wonderfully in
the glass - quintessentially Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins,
quite concentrated that is counterbalanced by a fine bead of acidity. The saline
note on the finish is superb, lingering in the mouth. What an absolutely delicious
Lynch-Bages for the long-term."
— Neal Martin
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $299.00 Sale