Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2019
Posted by Admin | Mon 06 Jul 2020 | En Primeur

LYNCH BAGES, Pauillac. £395.00 per 6 bottles. ZR N/A;  NM 95-97; JS 96-97; AG 96-98; JA 98;

As Armailhac, not tasted by us, but at this price and with these scores, free money.  We have very limited stock as I did not buy any last year due to high prices, so first come first served.
The 2019 Lynch-Bages is intense on the nose with layers of blackberry, bilberry, cedar, pencil shavings and light mint aromas defining it as a Pauillac. Very focused and I noticed it gaining delineation with aeration. The palate is very smooth and harmonious, the acidity perfectly pitched with a gentle but insistent grip. It reminds me of the superlative 2016 in some ways, effortless on the lightly spiced finish. This has huge potential. They should build a new winery to celebrate! 2026 – 2060. Score: 95/97 Neal Martin,, June 2020
A tight and very focused young red with redcurrant, tile and blackberry undertones. Lead pencil, too. It’s full-bodied with very polished, creamy tannins and lots of intense dark fruit. Compact fruit and tannins. Structured. Score: 96/97 James Suckling,, June 2020
The 2019 Lynch Bages is stunning. Rich, ample and dramatic, the 2019 possesses tremendous richness and an intensity that builds all the way through to the finish. Inky red and purplish fruit, new leather, cedar and blueberry are all pushed forward here. Vibrant and expansive from the very first taste, with tremendous saline energy backing it all up, Lynch Bages is pure magic in 2019. Wow. Don't miss it! Score: 96/98 Antonio Galloni,, June 2020
This takes hold from the first moment and powers along, delivering a ton of black brambly fruit, liquorice, grilled cedar and Pauillac confidence. The tannins are pretty chewy, really closing in on the end of play, giving no doubt that this is going to age slowly and for many decades, but there is a creaminess to the overall structure that is already evident. Drinking Window 2029 - 2046. Score: 97 Jane Anson,, June 2020