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2010 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS99
  • WS98
  • WA97
  • WE96
  • JS95
  • JL95
  • ST92

Reviews

JS99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
What incredible precision and clarity here. Currants mineral mint and lead pencil. Full body with super refined tannins and a long long finish. I am loving this young wine. It just builds on the palate. Goes so long. 79%... What incredible precision and clarity here. Currants mineral mint and lead pencil. Full body with super refined tannins and a long long finish. I am loving this young wine. It just builds on the palate. Goes so long. 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
WS98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This is densely packed with loads of crushed fig plum and blackberry. Shows ample tobacco roasted apple wood and bittersweet cocoa notes as well but stays defined with a long authoritative finish that delivers waves of... This is densely packed with loads of crushed fig plum and blackberry. Shows ample tobacco roasted apple wood and bittersweet cocoa notes as well but stays defined with a long authoritative finish that delivers waves of grip backed by even more grip. -J.M.
WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010: Over the last three vintages Lynch Bages has returned with a vengeance after somewhat listless performances following their brilliant duo of 1989 and 1990. Much of the credit for this must go to Jean-Charles Cazes... 2010: Over the last three vintages Lynch Bages has returned with a vengeance after somewhat listless performances following their brilliant duo of 1989 and 1990. Much of the credit for this must go to Jean-Charles Cazes who has taken over for his father Jean-Michel one of the greatest ambassadors Bordeaux has ever had. The 2010 blew me away on each occasion I tasted it during my two week sojourn in Bordeaux. Tannic and concentrated this huge Pauillac boasts an inky/purple color as well as impressive notes of creme de cassis smoke graphite and spring flowers. This dense seriously endowed monstrous Lynch Bages is reminiscent of some of the wines made at this estate in the 1950s 1960s 1970s and 1980s. It will require 4-5 years of cellaring and should be drinkable for 3-4 decades.
WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 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.
JS95
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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+.
JL95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
79% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Franc made up the blend for 2010. Visually the wine sports a deep ruby color. It's big fat and concentrated sweet ripe blackberries and cassis. This... 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Franc made up the blend for 2010. Visually the wine sports a deep ruby color. It's big fat and concentrated sweet ripe blackberries and cassis. This is a masculine powerful structured vintage for Lynch Bages. The tannins are ripe but this wine will require serious aging before becoming civilized. The wine ends with a blast of ripe chewy cabernet fruit. Yields were close to 10% less across the board than in 2009 at 50 hectoliters per hectare.
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 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+