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 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £1,832.14
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"The 1996 Lynch Bages has a delightful fresh, minty bouquet that does not quite deliver the complexity of recent vintages, nicely perfumed with hints of wilted rose petal developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, fresh from the start with blackcurrant pastilles, a touch of tobacco with a tightly coiled, minerally, slightly sharp finish that perhaps just needs a little more depth. I appreciate that lingering pencil lead note on the aftertaste, completing a solid if unspectacular Lynch Bages. It's the kind of Pauillac I would grab from a restaurant list at the right price. A point." Neal Martin
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