Château Lynch-Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac 2012
Château Lynch-Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac 2012
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Château Lynch-Bages, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac 2012

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Bottle Size: 75cl

Region: France: Bordeaux Left Bank

Colour: Red

Style: Still

Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

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. Tasted January 2016 91+ Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com


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