Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 5th Grand Cru Classe 2016
The 2016 Chateau Lynch Bages from Pauillac is a 5th Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux blend consisting of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. It has a deep ruby-purple color and a nose of cassis, blackberries, and spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and tobacco, and a long finish.
Rich, jammy and powerful, this wine is all about concentration and firm tannins. Ripe black-currant flavors add great juiciness at the end. The wine has magnificent potential. Drink from 2025. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lynch Bages comes charging out of the gate with pronounced cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and menthol notions, backed up by scents of garrigue, tilled soil and a waft of tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, rich and fantastically concentrated, the generous fruit is superbly framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins with tons of pepper, cinnamon and cloves layers coming through on the finish. Truly, a legendary Lynch Bages! - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown