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Château Lynch-Bages 2000

$970.00 per bottle

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Château Lynch-Bages was founded in 1749 by Thomas Lynch, the son of an Irish immigrant from Galway. The estate was sold to Sebastien Jurine, a Swiss wine merchant, in 1824 and the wine went on to achieve Fifth Growth status in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Jean-Charles Cazes purchased the property in 1938 and the Cazes family has run the business ever since.

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Château Lynch-Bages was founded in 1749 by Thomas Lynch, the son of an Irish immigrant from Galway. The estate was sold to Sebastien Jurine, a Swiss wine merchant, in 1824 and the wine went on to achieve Fifth Growth status in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Jean-Charles Cazes purchased the property in 1938 and the Cazes family has run the business ever since.

Situated just outside the Pauillac commune, the 90-hectare vineyard is planted mainly with red grape varieties, including 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. There are also around 4 hectares planted with white varieties: 40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon blanc, and 20% Muscadelle. The grand vin itself usually comprises about 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.

"Since the mid-1980s, Lynch-Bages has been performing well above its fifth-growth status, producing wines equivalent to a second-growth. Often referred to as the 'poor man's Mouton Rothschild', it is a sure bet in most vintages and represents good value for money. In fact this wine is, along with Grand-Puy-Lacoste, one of the best buys not only among Pauillacs, but among Bordeaux in general…"

— Robert Parker

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
97 Beginning to open magnificently, the still-dense purple-coloured 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite, and pen ink. Full bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel, and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch-Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25 years.
James Suckling
James Suckling – Wine Spectator
96 This is a superstructured wine with loads of plum, blackberry, and liquorice. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Gorgeous. Tight. Needs time.
Stephen Tanzer – International Wine Cellar
Stephen Tanzer – International Wine Cellar
94 Deep ruby-red. Knockout aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, mocha, and cedar complicated by scorched earth and tobacco. Big, ripe, and dense, with flavours similar to the aromas and a seamless, rich texture. Though powerful and rich, with a sensual mouthfeel, it maintains a graceful, light-on-its-feet quality. Finishes with ripe, fine-grained tannins and excellent length. Still an infant, but clearly a great vintage for this property.
Name Château Lynch-Bages
Vintage 2000
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 5em Cru Classé (5th growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 420,000 bottles
Soil Quarternary Gunzian gravel
Winemaking 15-17 days' fermentation in stainless-steel vats
Ageing 15 months in oak barrels (60% new oak)
Website http://www.lynchbages.com/
Food Pairings Beef; Mushrooms; Grilled Meat
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years