Chateau Lynch-Bages  2006 Front Label
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Chateau Lynch-Bages 2006

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750ML / 13.2% ABV
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750ML / 13.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 1989 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1992

A classic mature vintage, the nose offers an attractive interplay between deep, buttery black fruits, some cedar, and a cool, minty Cabernet character. The wine has plenty of structure and muscular characteristics, but beautiful fruit on the attack and alluring purity and nicely textured mouthfeel. A full-bodied finish with plenty of wrapping sweetness completes this tightly-packed Lynch-Bages.

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

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RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This classic, powerful, firm Lynch Bages may be as concentrated (if not more so) than the 2005. It possesses a dense purple-tinged color, tell-tale cassis notes interwoven with hints of roast beef, savory herbs, spice box and subtle oak, good acidity and ripe tannin. The result is a full-bodied, fleshy Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. It is capable of lasting 20-25 more years.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Year after year, Lynch-Bages is able to produce sumptuous wines, typically rich, powerful and structured. This is solid, the blackberry ripe fruit enveloping this structure with a velvet sheen. This is developing into one of the successes of the vintage.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Blackberry, licorice and mint aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and lots of blackberry and mineral fruit character. Shows outstanding concentration and balance. Best after 2014.
JS 92
James Suckling
Very focused and pretty now, with currants, minerals and hints of dried flowers. Full body with super-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide
73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot. Well-defined, ripe-currant fruit is the constant theme of this well-extracted young Pauillac, and, while showing plenty of fruity muscle and mass, the wine sports a fine sense of polish and suppleness without the sinewy toughness displayed by many of its mates. It is a complete and compelling claret with years of improvement ahead.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits
While the cedary scent shows this wine's potential complexity, the tannins bury it for now in extract. It's as black as ATV tires ripping roots out of the earth as it lays tracks over dark, blueberry flavors. A tough vintage of Lynch-Bages, this needs time to develop past its initial reduction and allow the fruit to come up.
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Chateau Lynch-Bages A Close Look at the Terroir and Vineyard Winery Image
Overlooking the Gironde estuary at the entrance to Pauillac, the vines of Lynch-Bages are located on the Bages plateau, on one of the finest gravelly rises in the appellation. The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, and was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974, adding state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, while keeping the former wooden vats as a reminder of the 19th century.

The grapes are all hand picked and then carefully sorted before crushing. A very strict selection is made prior to blending and the wine is traditionally aged in oak barrels before bottling.

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KHM103698_2006 Item# 103698

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