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Chateau Lynch Bages 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac *, 2010

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Type Wine (Still)
Colour Red
Alcohol Content 13.5
Vintage 2010
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub Region Pauillac
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Critic Review
Critic Review
Bordeaux 2010: All That Glitters... (May 2011)

(79% cabernet sauvignon, 18% merlot, 2% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Deep ruby. Fresh aromas of red berries, plum, underbrush and minerals. Enters the mouth light and lively, showing clean flavors similar to the aromas. A politely styled Lynch-Bages, this pure, medium-bodied wine shows excellent balance, but some claret lovers might be left wishing for a little more creamy flesh and intensity.

Ian d'Agata - 90-93


Squares & Circles: Bordeaux ‘10 At Ten (Apr 2020)

The 2010 Lynch-Bages has a backward and rather surly bouquet at first, before gradually opening with blackberry, wild hedgerow, tobacco and subtle seaweed aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity. It does not possess the complexity or nuance of the 2010 Grand Puy Lacoste tasted alongside and it seems more forward. But it does possess enormous persistence and grip, so I would not hesitate to afford it several more years in the cellar. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting.

Neal Martin - 94.5


Squares & Circles: Bordeaux ‘10 At Ten (Apr 2020)

The 2010 Lynch-Bages has a stunning bouquet with pixelated black fruit, crushed stone and graphite aromas that soar from the glass. This is just amazingly focused. The palate is medium-bodied with concentrated black fruit curiously tinged with cough candy, which here I find just a bit out of place. The acidity is extremely well judged and there is immense persistence on the finish. Bold, brassy and ambitious, this is an extremely impressive wine, although I suspect that there are better bottles out there. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.

Neal Martin - 95


The 2010 Clarets: A Modern Classic (Jul 2013)

Bright ruby-red. Classic Pauillac aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherry, menthol, minerals and licorice lifted by a violet topnote. Intensely flavored and sharply delineated, with terrific fruit intensity to support its very bright acidity. This firmly structured, gripping wine is a bit dominated by its serious tannic spine today, but the dark berry fruit gained dramatically in creaminess with some time in the glass. Potentially one of the best vintages for this large property in many years.

Stephen Tanzer - 92


Passing the Baton: Lynch-Bages 1945-2018 (Jul 2023)

The 2010 Lynch-Bages has a tightly wound nose: introverted black fruit, cedar and mint. Touches of iris flower and pencil box both emerge with aeration. These aromatics say: "Come back later." The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity and firm grip. It feels linear towards the finish but is fresh with an attractive underlying marine note that enlivens and lends complexity to the finish. This is outstanding, but it is only for those with patience. Tasted at the Lynch-Bages vertical at the château.

Neal Martin - 95

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