1053891

$113.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Château Lynch-Bages, a historic Pauillac estate dating back to the 16th century, has evolved under the J-M Cazes family. Renowned for innovation, the estate's 105-hectare vineyard was revamped in 2006. The 2023 vintage, crafted from Garonne gravels, reflects meticulous vineyard management with notes of cedar and ripe olallieberry with balanced and silky tannins.

PRE-ARRIVAL- THIS WINE WILL SHIP IN FALL 2026 WINES ARE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY SCOUT

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2023
Aging:
18 Months
Oak Treatment:
75% New French Oak
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Total Varietal Composition %:
71% Cabernet Sauvignon 24% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot
Score Wine Advocate:
93-95
Score Vinous:
94-97
SKU #:
1053891
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA93-95

Wine Advocate

As usual one of the chunkier, broader-shouldered wines of the Médoc, the 2023 Lynch-Bages exhibits aromas of dark berries and cassis mingled with pencil shavings, licorice and pipe tobacco, framed by creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, it's deep, concentrated and generously extracted, with plenty of youthfully chewy tannin to carry it along in the cellar. The 2023 is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

VN94-97

Vinous

The 2023 Lynch-Bages is a dark, brooding wine. In so many vintages, Lynch-Bages is a wine of sensuality, but in 2023, it is quite the powerhouse. Formidable tannins wrap around a core of black fruit, spice, menthol, licorice and gravel. This is a somber, introspective Lynch-Bages with a ton of Cabernet Sauvignon character. I can't wait to taste this from bottle

JS97-98

James Suckling

Blackberry, black cherry, crushed stone and graphite. Lead pencil, too. It’s full-bodied with juicy, chewy tannins. Vertical and layered with lovely length. Quite plush. Chewy tannins at the end. Cabernet sauvignon driven. Showing excellent potential

JD95-97

Jeb Dunnuck

The flagship 2023 Château Lynch-Bages is based on 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, resting in 75% new French oak. One of the biggest, richest wines in the vintage, it’s deep purple-hued and offers up some classic Lynch richness in its smoky black fruits, smoked earth, graphite, and tobacco-driven aromatics. These carry to a full-bodied Pauillac with ample mid-palate depth, ripe, building tannins, and a great finish. While it's clearly in the lively, fresher style of the vintage, it's a serious, structured, incredibly impressive Pauillac with tons to love. It's not far off the style of the 2019