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2016 Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac, 5me cru classé

PRICE:
$149.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
31 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lynch Bages comes charging out of the gate with pronounced cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and menthol notions, backed up by scents of garrigue, tilled soil and a waft of tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, rich and fantastically concentrated, the generous fruit is superbly framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins with tons of pepper, cinnamon and cloves layers coming through on the finish. Truly, a legendary Lynch Bages!" Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2022-2025


"This is built for the cellar, with a generous core of kirsch, raspberry paste and plum preserve flavors waiting to unfurl. Will take time, due to the licorice snap, roasted apple wood and sweet tobacco elements draped over the fruit. Should meld with age, as the structure is invigorating in feel, showing both acidity and tannins in lockstep with the fruit. Best from 2025 through 2040." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2025-2040


"Very rich and exotic with blackberry, black-tea, graphite and lead-pencil aromas. Full-bodied, dense and structured with lots of ripe tannins and a long, flavorful finish of currants and forest floor, combined with fresh mushrooms and bark. Needs four to five years to show its true potential. Try after 2024." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024


"...perfumed bouquet of intense black fruit laced with pencil lead, cigar box and incense aromas...great depth and concentration on the sophisticated, mineral-driven finish..." (97 points) Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Aug 2020
(NM, 08/11/2020)

Rating: 97


"A stellar wine, the 2016 Lynch-Bages is dark and explosive in the glass. Beams of tannin and bright acids give the 2016 its sense of drive and tension. From bottle, the 2016 is quite a bit more powerful than it was from barrel. Dark flavors and potent tannins give the 2016 a distinctly brooding, somber feel. Sage, lavender, menthol, licorice and wild cherry are all laced into the potent, dramatically sweeping finish. Readers should not be in a rush, as the 2016 is going to need a number of years to be at its best. Even so, it is super-impressive today." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2026-2056



(JR, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 17+


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