Chateau Lynch Bages
2009 and 2010
Direct from the Chateau
A Fine Pair of Back to Back Vintages to Rival '89 and '90
We are excited to offer ex-cellars stock from Chateau Lynch Bages of two finest back to back vintages since '89 and '90.
And who's to say, 2009 and '10 may eclipse that illustrious pair now that they approach their prime? The comparison will be fascinating in years to come but don't feel obliged, we offer the wines separately in this offer.
The stock comes with impeccable provenance, released to us this year, by the chateau through our partner-negociant in Bordeaux.
Such provenance demands a substantial premium for sure. But we think the comparison with the auction price that buyer's are currently paying for bottles carrying a decade or more of uncertainty is very moderate indeed, and one that careful and cautious collectors will be more than happy to pay.
2009 Lynch Bages owc 6 pack $1530 (Six 6-packs available ex-chateau)
Current average auction price for bottles with less certain provenance is $1392/6
98 Points Robert Parker
Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years.
2010 Lynch Bages owc 6 pack $1450 (Four 6-packs available ex-chateau)
Current average auction price for bottles with less certain provenance is $1171/6
96 Points Ronert Parker
The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades.
98 Points James Suckling
97 Points Decanter
This is a new release in Bordeaux. It is available for purchase now, best ETA in the US is this Summer or Fall given current strain on global logistics.