2005 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WE 96
  • W&S 96
  • JS 96
  • NM 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2005 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine... Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2008
There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazes's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely-a touch of gaminess makes it friendly rather than ponderous. There's... There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazes's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely-a touch of gaminess makes it friendly rather than ponderous. There's something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle melting in the mouth. (Daniel Llose used 80 percent new oak for this vintage; the yields were short so there were more new barrels to go around, and at a tannic index of 82, the wine could handle it). Pure black cherry flavor saturates the wine with freshness; the complexity is intriguing and silken rather than aggressive. This should be readily accessible at ten to 20 years of age and should thrive for years after.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2015
A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink... A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink but better in 2017.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Lynch Bages 2005 has an enthralling graphite and cedar scented bouquet, like a young cousin of the Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, one of the most feminine and elegant Lynch... The Château Lynch Bages 2005 has an enthralling graphite and cedar scented bouquet, like a young cousin of the Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, one of the most feminine and elegant Lynch Bages in recent years with a lightness of touch on the finish. That is not to say it lacks fruit intensity, but the balance is so assured that is just seems to glide over the mouth. Stylish, assured and meticulous winemaking here.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Displays very beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with a hint of coffee. Full-bodied, with a tightly wound palate of ripe tannins. Long and caressing. Best after 2015.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Deep ruby. Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and graphite are lifted by minerals and violet. Enters pure, dense and round, then shows lively, precise flavors of black fruits, dried nuts, ink and minerals. This has... Deep ruby. Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and graphite are lifted by minerals and violet. Enters pure, dense and round, then shows lively, precise flavors of black fruits, dried nuts, ink and minerals. This has greater volume and flesh than the 2006, along with a brooding, sneaky concentration and a very long, supple finish. The best Lynch-Bages in years, this should prove to be a great wine in time, and a huge success for this estate. 93+ - Ian D'Agata
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
As for the 2005 Lynch-Bages, it is a sexy, surprisingly soft and accessible style of wine, with a deep ruby/purple color, loads of crème de cassis, cedar wood and forest floor notes, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a... As for the 2005 Lynch-Bages, it is a sexy, surprisingly soft and accessible style of wine, with a deep ruby/purple color, loads of crème de cassis, cedar wood and forest floor notes, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a long, fleshy finish. Drink it over the next 15+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 94
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
72% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Cabernet Franc 15% Merlot 1% Petit Verdot. Opulent oily purple through the whole wine. Graphite and wet stone on the nose with more minerals than fruit. Hints of raspberry. The graphite... 72% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Cabernet Franc 15% Merlot 1% Petit Verdot. Opulent oily purple through the whole wine. Graphite and wet stone on the nose with more minerals than fruit. Hints of raspberry. The graphite follows through on the palate with a very fine tannic structure. Sweet candied fruits with a long finish of vanilla and toasted oak.