2020 Lynsolence Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 96 WA 95 JS 94 JL 94 JD 92
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Lynsolence, 100% old-vine Merlot, is even better than it was en primeur. Inky, deep and explosive, with remarkable energy, the 2020 is a rockstar. Crème de cassis, crushed rocks, lavender, spice and menthol are...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2021

(93-95+ points) The 2020 Lynsolence is 100% Merlot, aging for 18 months in French oak barriques, 100% new. Deep purple-black in color, it charges out of the glass with energetic scents of fresh blackberries, crushed black...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, November 2022

Aromas of ripe plums, chocolate bar, dark spices and little bit of tar. Medium- to full-bodied with a meaty structure. It’s chewy and textured with layers of chalky tannins and dark fruit character underneath. Lingering...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Produced from 100% old vine Merlot, from vines more than 50 years of age is what makes this special. Deep in color, with black cherry liqueur, licorice, chocolate and flower notes are found in the perfume. On the palate...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(92+ points) The flagship cuvée from Denis Barraud, the 2020 Lynsolence comes from a tiny 2.5-hectare vineyard of gravelly soils over clay and limestone located on the lower plains of Saint-Emilion. As always, it’s all...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%

The 2020 Lynsolence Bordeaux Blend is a remarkable red wine that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. Produced by Lynsolence, a renowned producer known for their commitment to excellence, this wine exemplifies the finest qualities of the region.

With a deep, inky color that is visually striking, the 2020 Lynsolence immediately captivates the senses. The nose is filled with enticing aromas of crème de cassis, crushed rocks, lavender, spice, and a hint of menthol. These vibrant scents create an olfactory experience that is both alluring and complex.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. It is explosive and energetic, with remarkable depth and concentration. Medium to full-bodied, the 2020 Lynsolence showcases flavors of ripe plums, blackberries, dark spices, and a touch of tar. The meaty structure of this wine adds to its chewy and textured mouthfeel, while layers of chalky tannins provide a velvety finish that lingers on the palate.

The critics have unanimously praised the 2020 Lynsolence, further solidifying its status as an exceptional wine. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 96 points, describing it as a "rockstar" with incredible energy. Jeb Dunnuck also gave it high praise, awarding it 92+ points and noting its concentration and velvety texture. James Suckling awarded it 94 points, highlighting its layers of dark fruit character and lingering finish.

The 2020 Lynsolence is a wine that will continue to evolve and improve with age. It is recommended to cellar this wine for a few years to allow the oak to integrate fully. However, if you can't wait, it can be enjoyed now with great pleasure. This wine has the potential to age gracefully for up to two decades.

In conclusion, the 2020 Lynsolence Bordeaux Blend is a superb wine that showcases the best of Saint Emilion. With its deep color, vibrant aromas, and intense flavors, it is a wine that demands attention. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for the future, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.