2005 Ch Lynsolence Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
06A5LYNS _ 2005 - Ch Lynsolence Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lynsolence
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2020 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2005 - Ch Lynsolence Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lynsolence
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2020 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
Select pricing type
Pricing Info
Case price: £470.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £39.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £360.00 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
Go To Checkout

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuiswaddesdon.com.


  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.
  • Robert Parker, June 2015, Score: 91

    From another of the small, well-run properties of proprietor Denis Barraud, the 2005 Lynsolence delivers beautiful plum, black cherry and cassis fruit. Some licorice, underbrush and incense are also present in this complex, medium to full-bodied wine, which has terrific purity, length and overall balance. This wine is just starting to be drinkable and should continue to hold nicely for another 10-12 years.

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 91+

    This stunning, 100% Merlot was fashioned from extremely low yields. It received a full Burgundian treatment of malolactic in barrel, aging on its lees, and the experimental racking system of rotation of the barrels on the Oxoline system (a barrel racking system on wheels where the barrels can be turned without opening, thus in effect doing a batonnage of the lees without any exposure to air). The deep blue/purple-colored 2005 Lynsolence boasts a bouquet of blueberries, graphite, acacia flowers, and wet steel. The wine is full-bodied with exceptionally high glycerin levels, huge tannin, and good acidity. The oak is relatively obscured by high extract and glycerin, and this powerful, muscular, large-scaled effort requires 5-7 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025+.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 91-94

    Another 100% Merlot tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, the 2005 Lynsolence was fashioned from tiny yields of 23 hectoliters per hectare, received a nine day cold soak, a month-long macertaion, and the rotation of barrels on the relatively new Oxoline system (a system of barrel racks on wheels that allow the barrels to be easily turned, which enhances the upbringing of a wine on its lees by doing an automatic batonnage without opening the bung). This deep ruby/purple-tinged St.-Emilion offers a stunning nose of coffee, blueberries, black cherry jam, smoke, and lead pencil shavings. As one might expect from the natural alcohol achieved, there are high glycerin levels as well as loads of structure and tannin, and nicely integrated acidity and wood in this powerful, big effort. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025+.

  • Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 92-94

    This 650-case, 100% Merlot was cropped at a low 23 hectoliters per hectare, and aged in 100% new Troncais oak barrels. The finest cuvee yet produced at this estate, the 2005 exhibits an explosive bouquet of flowers, blueberries, black cherry jam, smoke, and graphite. A superb texture, full-bodied, powerful flavors, sweet but high tannin, a multilayered mid-palate, loads of glycerin, and a stunning finish provide quite an impression. The alcohol hit 14.5% naturally in 2005, and the tannin level is the highest Lynsolence has ever measured. This wine should close down after bottling, and evolve for 15-20 years. Drink: 2006 - 2026.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2006, Score: 89-91

    Blackberry and tar aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a ripe, fruity aftertaste. Looks like another 2000.


Château Lynsolence


St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.