1999 - Ch Lynch Bages 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lynch-Bages
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2009 - 2026
Case size
1x600cl
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1999 CH LYNCH BAGES 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 1x600cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lynch-Bages
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2009 - 2026
Case size
1x600cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,341.42 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, August 2011,
    Score: 90

    A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Medium-bodied, savory and broad in the mouth with no hard edges, this fully mature effort is a somewhat underrated vintage for this estate. Enjoy it over the next decade. Drink: 2011 - 2021.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2002,
    Score: 90

    This dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 is a modern day clone of this estate's wonderful 1962. The 1999 reveals forward, open-knit notes of creme de cassis and earth. It is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, and succulent, with supple tannin, excellent balance, as well as a long, pure, ripe finish. This seductive effort will drink well for 12-15 years, possibly longer. Drink: 2002 - 2017.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2001,
    Score: 90-91

    A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet, fat, creme de cassis aromas and flavors intermixed with leather, underbrush, and cedar. Displaying a gorgeous texture, full body, and a precocious, sexy, low acid personality, it will drink well upon release and over the following 15 years. Drink: 2001 - 2016.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2000,
    Score: 90-93

    Lynch-Bages has fashioned their sexiest, most succulent effort since the hedonistic fruit bomb produced in 1990. Displaying a dense purple color as well as low acidity, this blackberry and cassis-flavored 1999 possesses a fat, juicy mid-section, and outstanding purity, ripeness, and glycerin in the long finish, which oozes over the palate with no bumps. The tannin is well-concealed by the wealth of chewy fruit. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, approximately 75% of the production made it into the final wine. Anticipated maturity: now-2015

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2001,
    Score: 17

    Another flamboyant wine from Lynch-Bages with a very deep colour. The fruit is spicy and dramatic with lots of layers of flavour already (all too rare in this vintage). Chewy finish promises a long life.

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Producer

Château Lynch-Bages

If any château in all of the classified growths consistently outperforms its original status, it is Lynch Bages. Indeed, this château has long been prized by Pauillac lovers who seek good value, yet well made wine. The property is situated just outside the quiet village of Pauillac north of Latour and Pichon Lalande. It is run by the very capable and amiable Jean-Charles Cazes who took over from his father Jean-Michel Cazes in 2006.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.