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2011 Lynch Bages

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Pauillac
96 (JA)
Is there a wine anywhere in the world that can boast the global affection and recognition of Château Lynch Bages? Once known as the “poor man’s Mouton” this iconic Pauillac now plays second fiddle to no one, residing as it does in the finest collections and on the most coveted wine lists in the world. Lynch Bages is surely one of the most underrated chateaux when it comes to the 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines, belying its fifth growth status and producing outstanding wines year on year. Under the Cazes family, first Jean-Michel and now his son Jean-Charles, the estate has seen massive investment - most notably a huge, modern new winemaking facility - and the rewards have been duly reaped. Stylistically, Lynch Bages is quintessential Pauillac, highly consistent in quality, with the trademark regional Cabernet Sauvignon character of black fruit, pencil shavings and leather.

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2011 Lynch Bages

96 (JA)
£1,010 12 pack case(s) available

2011 Lynch Bages

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Region: Red Bordeaux
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2011 Lynch Bages

96 (JA)
£1,010 12 pack case(s) available

2011 Lynch Bages

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
96 (JA)
BTL
2
0
0
0
£1,010
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£920.00
Maximum 3 case(s)
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£1,010.00
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Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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£460.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

91-93

Bordeaux Index

Big structure and power but this time with much darker, spiced plum fruit and a true Pauillac character - cassis, graphite, gravel and toast. Big, ripe tannins but still retaining a freshness which appears to be a welcome character of the vintage, and at a very pleasant alcohol level.

90

Wine Advocate

The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage. 90 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #212, April 2014)

90-92

Neal Martin

The 2011 Lynch Bages is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot raised in 75% new oak. It has an elegant, understated bouquet compared to its peers, with pure blackberry and cedar aromas, linear and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a gentle but firm grip, with a harmonious crisp quintessential Pauillac finish with graphite lingering on the aftertaste. This is a stylish Lynch Bages, born to be drunk and enjoyed. – eRobertParker.com, May 2012

92-93

Michael Schuster

[72CS/23M/3CF/2PV] Dense to smell, a blackberry ripe fruit; vivid, concentrated midweight with firm but very fine tannin; long, dense and complex, very mineral in flavour, freshly ripe rather than ‘sweetly’ ripe in fruit, pure, lean and lithe, lovely minerally length. Classic claret, slender without being weak and in the tighter, tauter style that has been typical of Lynch Bages over the past few years. Complete and fine in the vintage. 2022-35+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2012]

92

Wine Spectator

This has solid guts, with plum, currant and blackberry fruit melded together at the core, while notes of charcoal, warm tobacco and singed iron form the backdrop. Should be very solid when it comes together after some cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2028. – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

93

James Suckling

A dense, chewy wine for the vintage, with plum, currant and blackberry character. Full body, polished tannic texture and a bright finish. Very pretty indeed. This needs time to soften. Try in 2019. – jamessuckling.com, Feb 2014

16.5/2

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Very dry and austere. More like a St-Estèphe! Drink: 2022-2032 - – jancisrobinson.com, Nov 2015

836

Wine Lister

Quality 683 | Brand 997 | Economics 896 | buzz brand
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2011 vintage, 649 Brand: #3 strongest restaurant presence on Wine Lister, featuring on 54 of the world's top wine lists, including Auberge du Soleil Economics: Below its peer group average price of £72 for the 2011 vintage Production: Older vines than its peer group average of 32 years

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

96

Decanter

One of the clear standouts where the fruit has real depth and is laced with black chocolate, liquorice, cassis as well as cassis bud. Cabernet dominant, will some angularity to the tannins but this is high quality, and has a floral lift and juiciness to it. A food vintage, because acidities are pretty high, but this delivers one of the best wines of Pauillac. New optical sorter used this year. 65% new oak, 2% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 66% of production in the first wine. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040
Blind tasted by Jane Anson (at Bordeaux, 19 Feb 2021)
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