Bages is a gravel plateau in Pauillac, Lynch derived from its erstwhile owner: one of the Irish families that migrated to Bordeaux in years past. In the 1930s, Jean-Charles Cazes took over the running of Lynch Bages. He was from a local family - had been born locally - and was already looking after Château Ormes de Pez in nearby St Estèphe. He succeeded in buying both properties just before WWII and the Cazes family have owned both properties since. In 1988, the Cazes family added the Graves property Château Villa Bel Air to their portfolio. Jean-Michel Cazes joined the family wine business in 1973 shortly after the family vineyard had been expanded through acquisition to something like 100 hectares. Jean-Michel modernised everything at Lynch Bages, making it the wine it is today.
Case of 6 Magnums
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duty paid price: £1,097.74
"The 2017 Lynch Bages was picked from 18 September with the young Merlot vines and finishing on 30 September. It was cropped at around 50hl/ha. It is aged in 75% new oak for 18 months. It offers good intensity on the nose, not as precise or as mineral driven as the 2016 last year, with cedar and pencil shaving infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannin, very refined, a touch of white pepper and cedar with impressive depth on the finish. This will be an approachable Lynch Bages, probably pre destined to be overshadowed by the magnificent (if nascent) 2016 but it will certainly give 20 to 25 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted four times with consistent notes." Neal Martin in May 2018
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