2012 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 92
  • JS 92
  • CG 91
  • AG 91

Reviews for 2012 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fill in. Shows excellent energy and depth... This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fill in. Shows excellent energy and depth, while harnessing the austere edge of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2025. — J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries and lemons follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A little tight now but excellent. Precision to this. Back ended. Better in 2018.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Very much colored with the classic, cedar cigar -box qualities that we anticipate from Lynch-Bages, but a wine of immense fruity depth and fine purity, this evocative offering hits all of the right Pauillac marks... Very much colored with the classic, cedar cigar -box qualities that we anticipate from Lynch-Bages, but a wine of immense fruity depth and fine purity, this evocative offering hits all of the right Pauillac marks and shows exceptional balance and structure as it does. It is no lightweight, to be sure, but it is concerned with precision more than with unfocused sprawl, and it comes with no small promise of real potential. Five years of patience will see it through to better, and a decade of further improvement lies well within its reach.
AG 91
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
91+ The 2012 Lynch-Bages comes across as a bit bombastic and ripe. Mocha, plums, dark cherry, blackberry, licorice, tar and new oak are all evident in this slightly four-square Lynch Bages. Today, the 2012 comes in as... 91+ The 2012 Lynch-Bages comes across as a bit bombastic and ripe. Mocha, plums, dark cherry, blackberry, licorice, tar and new oak are all evident in this slightly four-square Lynch Bages. Today, the 2012 comes in as somewhat disjointed and not fully put together. It will be interesting to see what further time in bottle brings. The blend is 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Because of heat stress, yields were unusually low in 2012, and that may be the reason why the wine is a bit clumsy today. I would give the 2012 a few years to come together.