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Many wine lovers have experienced Chateau Lynch Bages.  This chateau is popular in Hong Kong, and famous for its Chinese name 靚次伯 who is a well respected Cantonese opera singer.  In China, as early as 1986, the wine expert Jean Michel Cazes had come to promote Lynch Bages and this chateau is very well-known there.

Although just being a 5th Growth in the Medoc Classification, Chateau Lynch Bages wins high acclaim over the world and is listed among Robert Parker’s Bordeaux Magical 20.

The History

  • The Chateau was founded in 1749, and the name was changed a few times till 1862
  • In 1938, the famous Cazes family bought the property and this estate embarked on a new road
  • In 1985, Lynch Bages(vintage 1975) became the first wine sent to the Space, by a French astronaut carrying it with a joint US/French space flight

Wine Making

  • This 100-hectare property nurtures 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
  • Some of its old vines are 90 years old, with the average around 30
  • Annual production around 35,000 cases
  • The 2nd label is Echo de Lynch Bages ( called Haut Bages Averous before 2008 )
  • The chateau also produces a white wine Blanc de Lynch Bages, consisting of 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Semillon and 15% Muscadelle

Style of Wines

  • Chateau Lynch Bages is well loved for its great concentration, mingled with charm and finesse
  • Some found truffle flavours and lasting tannins in the wine
  • Some wine drinkers advised that 4 hours of decanting is appropriate for the young vintages
  • If you want to savour a young bottle of the Chateau, the 2008 will be excellent

As always, Friends of K-Cellars will be delighted that your Lynch Bages collection lays comfortably and firm in your private cubicle with us!  Do enjoy!

Thank you for reading :)