2010 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • JS 99
  • WS 98
  • NM 97
  • WA 97
  • JL 95

Reviews for 2010 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
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.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
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.
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 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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.
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 is a... 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.
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+.