2010 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 98
  • NM 97
  • WA 96
  • WE 96
  • WS 96
  • JJB
  • JL 95
  • 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.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted at the chateau and at the UGC the Lynch Bages 2010 is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot raised in 70% new oak. The nose is a little reticent at first but builds... Tasted at the chateau and at the UGC the Lynch Bages 2010 is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot raised in 70% new oak. The nose is a little reticent at first but builds nicely with aeration with blackberry cassis cedar mint and just a touch of honey. Very good delineation. The palate is full-bodied with a firm almost vice-like grip but with more than adequate fruit to back it up: blackcurrant cedar graphite and a touch of tobacco. Very tannic yet fresh towards the finish that will need a decade to reach its drinking plateau. Excellent. Drink 2020-
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
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.
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
JJB
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+.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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.
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+