2010 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • JS 98
  • WE 96
  • NM 96
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2010 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I... A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I love the precision here. Try in 2018.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
This sumptuous wine is driven by perfectly ripe fruit as well as dense, dusty and dry tannins. Great swathes of blackberry sweep across the palate, followed by juicy acidity. Such a combination will make this impressive... This sumptuous wine is driven by perfectly ripe fruit as well as dense, dusty and dry tannins. Great swathes of blackberry sweep across the palate, followed by juicy acidity. Such a combination will make this impressive wine a delight to drink in 10 years and beyond.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Chateau Lynch Bages appears to be going from strength to strength in this vintage. The 2010 has a glorious bouquet with intense blackberry and boysenberry fruit... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Chateau Lynch Bages appears to be going from strength to strength in this vintage. The 2010 has a glorious bouquet with intense blackberry and boysenberry fruit laced with minerals and cedar - beautifully defined and "symmetrical". The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition and a real sense of edginess and tension. Lovely focus and poise, superbly judged acidity and wonderful mineralite on the finish. Superb.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a... The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades. - Robert Parker
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Roasted cedar, tobacco and bay leaf notes start off this structured but lively bottling, with intense currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors at the core. The iron-laced grip and pleasantly austere plum pit and... Roasted cedar, tobacco and bay leaf notes start off this structured but lively bottling, with intense currant, blackberry and black cherry flavors at the core. The iron-laced grip and pleasantly austere plum pit and licorice snap accents fill in on the tar-tinged finish. Great range, character and typicity. If you ever need to explain Pauillac to someone, give them this. Best from 2018 through 2037. –JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Bright ruby-red. Classic Pauillac aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherry, menthol, minerals and licorice lifted by a violet topnote. Intensely flavored and sharply delineated, with terrific fruit intensity to... Bright ruby-red. Classic Pauillac aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherry, menthol, minerals and licorice lifted by a violet topnote. Intensely flavored and sharply delineated, with terrific fruit intensity to support its very bright acidity. This firmly structured, gripping wine is a bit dominated by its serious tannic spine today, but the dark berry fruit gained dramatically in creaminess with some time in the glass. Potentially one of the best vintages for this large property in many years. 92+
JJB 95
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
79% cabernet sauvignon 18% merlot 2% cabernet franc 1% petit verdot. The estate is comprised of 100 hectares of gravelly soil. Harvest began with merlot on Sep 27 and ended with cabernet on Oct 13. Aged in 70% new French... 79% cabernet sauvignon 18% merlot 2% cabernet franc 1% petit verdot. The estate is comprised of 100 hectares of gravelly soil. Harvest began with merlot on Sep 27 and ended with cabernet on Oct 13. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels. The nose displays notes of coffee black cherry graphite and a bit of new oak. On the palate the wine has huge structure loaded with intense dark fruit and pronounced acidity. However the massive tannins are extremely gripping and overwhelming at this point so wait at least 10 years for it to be approachable. Will this wine ever come together? My guess is it will but a lot of patience will be required to find out. Drink 2022-2050+.