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Chateau Lynch Bages Grand Cru Pauillac 2010

Chateau Lynch Bages Grand Cru Pauillac 2010

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Country:  France
Region:  Pauillac, Bordeaux

Grape varieties:  79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot 

About:  Château Lynch-Bages has been owned by the Cazes family since 1939

It has stayed with them ever since, and the family has expanded their holdings to vineyards in Bordeaux (Villa Bel-Air, Les Ormes de Pez, Michel Lynch), Rhône (Domaine des Sénéchaux), Minervois (Domaine l’Ostal Cazes), Douro (Roquette & Cazes) and were involved in the setup of Tappanappa in Coonawarra. They also own the nearby luxury hotel and restaurant called Château Cordeillan-Bages. The forward thinking nature of the estate can be seen from the fact that in 1986 they were one of the first châteaux to promote their wine in China, meaning that they are now one of the most established and popular brands in the Chinese wine market.

This is the second wine of Echo de Lynch-Bages and as its name suggests, it does not carry the same weight and power as the Grand Vin. However, this is one of the Bordeaux properties who have out performed their classified standing and historic quality of late, offering far more than anticipated.  

Vintage 2010:

'Following the superb 2009 vintage, came 2010 to rival it… Both 2009 and 2010 had great amounts of alcohol, tannins and colour. The big difference between the vintages is in the acid levels.

Indeed, thanks to the cool nights and generally lower temperatures, 2010 had much higher levels of acidity.

In a nutshell, the growing season was extremely dry but without extremes of temperature, so the grapes were small with thick skins, rich in colour and tannin and fresh of flavour.

The relatively cool, sunny weather that prevailed during ripening was propitious to preserving fruit and acidity.

The harvest started in summery weather on Monday September 27, and was completed on October 14. 2010 Lynch-Bages has all the hallmarks of a very great vintage. It may appear premature to describe it in detail, but its deep colour, complexity, intense fruit, freshness, and tannic density already indicate enormous potential.'

Product Specifications:

Closure:  Cork

Alcohol %:  13% abv

Unit size:  75cl

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