In 1973 Jean-Michel Cazes took over the estate and it is currently run by his son, Jean-Charles. Historically the chateau was established in 1749, under the ownership of Irishman, Thomas Lynch. In the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification it was designated a fifth (5ème) growth.
The 90Ha of vines are located on a gravel ridge of well drained soils overlooking the Gironde estuary near the town of Pauillac. Soils are composed of deep gravel over limestone. The proportion of red grapevines grown is roughly 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The Chateau employ massale selection rather than clonal selection, in order to protect the identity of the vineyard.
Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel followed by 15 months in oak (up to 50% new) prior to bottling.
Lynch-Bages has a reputation for being very approachable in it youth, but will benefit greatly with ageing.
The 2009 is another solid vintage from Lynch-Bages. Nose opens with cassis, plum, blackcurrant and graphite, bay. Powerful but not overwhelming palette with lots of firm tannins.
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There is no minimum order for delivery
We deliver free to all addresses within 1.5km of the shop. There is a£5charge for orders below £100
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We endeavour always to ensure you receive the wine you have ordered in perfect condition. However there are the odd times when things don’t go to plan - So:
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We want you to enjoy the wines you have purchased from us. If you find you have bought a case and find the first bottle is not for you we are happy to exchange the wines for something else. All we ask is that you cover the delivery costs for return of the old wine and sending of the new bottles. Please advise of any returns within 14 days of receiving the wines, we are unable to accept after this point.
Sadly, from time to times bottles will develop faults. If you think your wine is corked, oxidised or otherwise faulty please contact us to discuss. We are unable to offer refunds for bottles which have been out of the shop longer than two months as storage conditions are out of our control.
Quick note on Fine Wine purchasing.
When ordering that special bottle of wine it is worth doing a little research before making a purchase. Wine is a living product, which goes through changes and stages of development in the bottle, as well as varying between vintages. If you are considering ordering an older vintage we recommend speaking to a member of staff or using a review site like cellartracker.com to try and get as full a picture as possible of the flavour profile and development of the bottle you are considering.
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