Château Lynch-Bages: A Class of its Own


Château Lynch-Bages: A Class of its Own

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While the 1855 Bordeaux Classification stands the test of time as the single most important and famous classification of any wine region in the world, critics and collectors alike have long recognized Pauillac’s Lynch-Bages as a revelatory exception to the historic rule.

In the hands of the innovative Cazes family since the 1940s, this essential Pauillac estate has a well-deserved reputation for weighing in well above its class as a fifth-growth Château, consistently delivering nuanced layers of black fruits, tobacco, and cedar with a distinctive polish that remains supple in youth, yet irresistible with age.

Rather than rest on their laurels, Jean-Charles Cazes continues to elevate this exceptional property with his extraordinary precision in vineyard management. The estate’s newly unveiled cellar is an impressive feat of modern vinicultural engineering inspired by traditional technique, where a reliance on gravity embraces a gentler approach to winemaking, as well as the estate’s continued commitment to refinement.

Lynch-Bages’ fine-tuned understanding of the land is well evident in our most recent selections, from the aromatic Sémillon blend of the 2018 Blanc de Lynch-Bages to the opulent wonder of their outstanding 2009 Grand Vin.

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