Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2018


Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux

Tasting note:

One of the finest vintages I’ve ever tasted from this address, the 2018 Château Lynch-Bages has everything you look for in a great wine: incredible aromatics, richness without weight, perfect balance, and a purity of fruit that’s just about off the charts. Dense purple, it reveals a glorious perfume of blackcurrants and blackberry fruits, a deep, unctuous mouthfeel, building tannins, and a complex array of cedar pencil, tobacco, wood smoke, and chocolate. A true blockbuster in every sense, with masses of fruit and tannins as well as moderate acidity, it will probably merit a triple-digit score in a decade and is a 50+-year wine from this team. 98+P Jeb Dunnuck,, March 2021

Tasted blind at Southwold 2018. Saturated purple colour in the glass. Pure blackcurrant fruit is laced with toasted aniseed, nutmeg and layers of savoury, smoky spices. Huge concentration and tannic structure is immediate on the palate. Full of chewy, dense and ripe tannins, this is a powerhouse that will require patience but be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. Pure black fruit keeps pace with this structure – though it is ripe it remains juicy and fresh, a real feat. The savoury spices build towards the finish, adding complexity yet remaining harmonious. A truly outstanding wine. Give it as much time as you can before approaching. Top Pauillac outside of Latour in Southwold 2018.
97+P Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, January 2022

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