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Château Lynch-Bages

France Bordeaux

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Name: Château Lynch-Bages
Growing area: Bordeaux
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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind.
The vineyard is located near the eponymous commune of Bages in the Pauillac area of the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The year of foundation is 1749, when Elisabeth Drouillard, wife of the Irish-born...

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1994 Pauillac AOC Cinquième Cru Classé
Editor note: Firm and deep, tart, tobacco and nutty aroma of ripe blackcurrants and some mint with dried meaty, p...
 
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1998 Bordeaux AOC "Blanc de Lynch-Bages"
Translate to English Editor note: Getrocknet-pflanzliche bis kräuterige, florale und leicht buttrige Nase mit nussigen, wachsigen und...
 
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2001 Pauillac AOC Cinquième Cru Classé
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, herber, etwas zedrig-holziger Duft nach reifen schwarzen Beeren, Tabak und Süßholz mit rotbe...
 
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2002 Pauillac AOC Cinquième Cru Classé
Translate to English Editor note: Klarer, recht frischer und geschliffener, ganz leicht tabakiger Duft nach schwarzen Beeren mit zart...
 
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1995 Pauillac AOC Cinquième Cru Classé
Editor note: Concentrated, complex, spicy nose, very ripe black berries, plums as well as partly preserved and pa...

The vineyard is located near the eponymous commune of Bages in the Pauillac area of the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The year of foundation is 1749, when Elisabeth Drouillard, wife of the Irish-born Thomas-Michel Lynch, inherited an estate called "Bourdieu de Batges" from her father. The size of the estate expanded to 150 hectares until finally, in 1824, the history of the Lynch family came to an end and a division into Château Lynch-Moussas and Château Lynch-Bages took place. Château Lynch-Bages remained in the hands of the Jurine family for over a hundred years, and later the Cayrou family. In the Bordeaux classification of 1855, Château Lynch-Bages was only ranked fifth (Cinquième Grand Cru Classé), which was considered far too poor even then. The estate was finally leased by Jean-Charles Cazes (1877-1972) in 1934 and then bought in 1938. He was assisted in the management by his son André Cazes. In 1973, Jean-Michel Cazes (1935-2023) became the third generation to run the business. In the 1980s, the dilapidated château and the cellars were renovated and the estate was developed into a top business.

Cazes Jean-Michel - Porträt und Weingut Château Lynch-Bages

The vineyards cover a total of 112 hectares of vines. Of these, 105 hectares are planted with the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and 7 hectares with the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc (63%), Sémillon and Muscadelle. The extremely long-lived Grand Vin (red wine) is aged for 18 months in 75% new barriques. According to experts, it would deserve the second rank (Deuxième Grand Cru Classé). In 1985, half a bottle of Lynch-Bages vintage 1975 was the first wine to be sent into space. On 17 June, astronaut Patrick Baudry carried half a bottle of Lynch-Bages on board the Discovery shuttle. The second wine until the 2007 vintage was called "Château Haut-Bages-Avérous", from the 2008 vintage it is now called "Echo de Lynch-Bages". The branded wine "Michel Lynch" is produced under the AOC designation Bordeaux. The red wine is blended from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the white wine from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes come from the entire Bordeaux region.

Jean-Michel Cazes' son Jean-Charles Cazes (*1974) took over the management of the company in 2006, combining the properties (wineries, restaurant, hotel) under the title "Famille JM Cazes" (see listing there).

Pictures: Famille J.M.Cazes & Château Lynch-Bages

Château Lynch-Bages Region: France Bordeaux
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