Lynch Bages 2012

Lynch Bages 2012

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux

Blend: 26% Merlot, 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot



Château Lynch Bages 2012 has a deep ruby color with purple highlights. The nose is aromatic with fresh and vibrant fruit notes beautifully mingled with subtle hints of oak. On the palate, the wine offers a satisfying mouthfeel with flavors of ripe plums and a firm tannin structure. The finish is driven by good energy and depth, with excellent acidity that indicates its fine aging potential. This wine has the potential to age gracefully over the years, and it's an excellent representation of the 2012 vintage. Overall, Lynch Bages 2012 is an elegant and complex wine that showcases the finesse and balance that this prestigious estate is renowned for.

Antonio Galloni - 90 Points

"The 2012 Lynch Bages is much more closed on the nose after the 2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste. Blackberry and cedar, pencil box and light minty scents gradually unfold. The palate is balanced with a chewy opening. Solid with plenty of dense black fruit, but I find this just lacking delineation and comes across a bit "blocky" on the granular, slightly austere, graphite-tinged finish, confirmed by a second bottle at the Bordeaux Index horizontal. This is just a bit rough around the edges. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting."