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Chateau Lynch Bages 2014

Pauillac, France

16,490

    JS 96 WE 95 DEC 95 WS 94
    VAG 94 RPWA 92 JR 18/20 TA 96
    FM 94 JL 93 JCL 93 RG 18/20
    B&D 17.5/20 VWM 17/20 LPD 17/20 GM 16.5/20

Grape Variety
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

 

Tasting Notes
For the 2014 vintage, Chateau Lynch-Bages focused on preserving the unique aromatic expression and freshness of their wines with 75% new wood ageing. A deep, ink-like hue introduces this fragrant Pauillac. The nose exudes lovely black fruits notes, very fresh. The palate reveals a rich, buttery wine, with perfectly blended, silky tannins. This subtle blend boasts great balance, strength, freshness, and elegance.

 

  • 96 James Suckling

    Aromas of currants, blackberries and blackcurrants with hints of chocolate and spices. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Juicy and muscular wine. Needs three or four years to open. Beautiful. (2/16/2017)

  • 95 Wine Enthusiast

    Fragrant and perfumed, this wine is the epitome of great Cabernet Sauvignon. It is fruity, juicy yet with serious concentrated tannins. There is spice from the wood aging along with a dash of pepper, all the while just bringing out the beautiful black-currant flavors. Drink this wine from 2024 (2/2/2017)

  • 95 Decanter

    Very well-expressed natural concentration of fruit, very ripe tannins and lots of complexity to come. A richly textured, firmly structured wine with the Lynch-Bages hallmarks for the future. (4/17/2015)

  • 94 Wine Spectator

    This has beguiling hints of plum cake and melted licorice peeking out, while a core of cassis and blackberry confiture waits in reserve. There’s ample grip, but this remains very polished and integrated, with lovely echoes of anise and fruitcake showing through the very lengthy finish. Will be hard to keep your hands off this while it ages. Best from 2019 through 2035. (1/4/2017)

  • 94 Vinous Antonio Galloni

    The 2014 Lynch-Bages is just as powerful and dense from bottle as it was from barrel. Deep, powerful and bold, it possesses remarkable richness in all of its dimensions. Ripe red cherry, spice, leather and rose petal all develop in the glass, but it is the wine’s sheer amplitude today that is quite remarkable. It will need quite a bit of cellaring to be at its best, and is clearly built to age. This is a terrific showing from the Cazes family. (AG) 94+ (2/2017)

  • 92 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Lynch Bages was actually similar to the 2014 Pichon Baron on the nose: tight and surly at first, demanding a lot of coaxing from the glass. It eventually opens up with a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and tobacco, gaining more harmony and intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite linear and focused at the moment, precise if just needing a little more body and depth to evolve on the straight-laced finish. Give this Pauillac 4-5 years in bottle and it is likely to repay you. (3/31/2017)

  • 18/20 Jancis Robinson

    Tasted blind. Deep crimson. Rather rich and glamorous. Dense and velvety but not at all sweet. Dry minerally finish. Very Pauillac! Just as it should be. 18/20 points. (2/2018)

  • 96 Tim Atkin
  • 94 Falstaff Magazine
  • 93 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
  • 93 Jeannie Cho Lee
  • 18/20 René Gabriel
  • 17.5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
  • 17/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
  • 17/20 Le Point (Jacques Dupont)
  • 16.5/20 Gault & Millau
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