2018 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 98 JS 97 JL 97 TWI 97 WS 97 DC 96 JA 96 WA 96 VN 96 WE 96
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(98+ points) One of the finest vintages I've ever tasted from this address, the 2018 Château Lynch-Bages has everything you look for in a great wine: incredible aromatics, richness without weight, perfect balance, and a...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, February 2021

Aromas of blackberries, cloves, licorice, dried leaves, graphite and black olives. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Structured and tannic with beautiful austerity and a long, mineral and layered finish. The...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Deep and dark in color, the wine exudes crème de cassis, blackberry, black cherry liqueur, BBQ smoke, Cuban cigars and a background note of roses. On the palate, you find richness, round, juicy, multi-layered essences of...
TWI 97

The Wine Independent, February 2023

The 2018 Lynch-Bages is deep garnet-purple in color. It needs a lot of swirling before classic notes of cassis, cedar chest, and warm plums emerge, leading to nuances of violets, star anise, unsmoked cigars, cardamom, and...
WS 97

Wine Spectator, January 2021

Vibrant, with a violet and cassis lead-in that then expands to include steeped black cherry and plum fruit as well as extra savory, iron and licorice root notes. Nice latent grip too, with a mouthwatering tug of earth at...
DC 96

Decanter, November 2022

Gorgeous floral aromatics, violets alongside cherry stones and cinnamon. Grippy tannins set the tone straight away, this is a serious and impressive wine with a powerful texture and concentration of ripe fruits, bitter...
JA 96

janeanson.com, March 2022

Plum, damson, with a touch of gunsmoke reduction on the first nose, rich and nuanced in colour and aromatics. Pure chiselled cassis and blackberry fruits as it opens, with cocia bean, sage, cardarmon, grilled cedar...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

Composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Lynch-Bages was aged in 75% new barriques. Deep garnet-purple in color, it soars out of the glass with a magnificently...
VN 96

Vinous, July 2023

The 2018 Lynch-Bages has a decadent bouquet, sexy almost, with luxurious black and blueberry fruit, a touch of glycerine that develops with aeration. The palate is dense and powerful with lush black cherry, blueberry and...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

The Lynch-Bages style is unmistakeable in this wine's richness and the density of its structure and tannins. In addition it conveys a great sense of style, restrained power and opulence. Drink this wine from 2027. - ...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Lynch Bages is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. This red wine showcases the expertise and craftsmanship of Lynch Bages, a renowned producer known for their exceptional quality. With a deep garnet-purple color, this wine is a visual delight, enticing you to explore its complex aromas and flavors.

On the nose, the 2018 Lynch Bages reveals captivating notes of blackberries, cloves, licorice, dried leaves, graphite, and black olives. These aromas create a symphony of scents that entice the senses. As you take your first sip, you'll experience a full-bodied wine with firm, tight tannins. The structure and tannins of this wine are beautifully balanced, showcasing a sense of austerity and refinement. The finish is long, mineral-driven, and layered, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling has awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, describing it as structured, tannic, and possessing beautiful austerity. He recommends enjoying this wine from 2026 onwards. Wine Enthusiast also gives it a score of 96 points, noting its richness, density, and restrained power. They suggest cellaring it until 2027 for optimal enjoyment.

Composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Lynch Bages showcases the classic Bordeaux blend. It was aged in 75% new barriques, adding depth and complexity to the wine. Lisa Perrotti-Brown of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate praises its expressive nose of blueberry compote, black cherry preserves, and blackcurrant pastilles. She describes the medium to full-bodied palate as impactful, juicy, and spicy, with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness.

This wine has received high praise from various critics, including Decanter, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, Wine Spectator, and Jane Anson. Each reviewer highlights the wine's exceptional qualities, such as its powerful texture, concentration of ripe fruits, and impressive aging potential. With its impeccable balance, purity of fruit, and remarkable complexity, the 2018 Lynch Bages is undoubtedly one of the finest vintages produced by this esteemed producer. This wine promises to age gracefully for decades, rewarding those who have the patience to wait.