2011 is not a standout vintage for Bordeaux and invariably gets overlooked due to its variability in quality but also because its predecessors were so revered. Lynch Bages made a good effort not to ignore this vintage though and produced a wine of quality and complexity. Full and intense with lots of good black berry fruit the tannins that were so powerful at the beginning have now started to settle.
Chateau Lynch-Bages has long been a reliable producer of second rung clarets.
It is constantly a drinkable wine from youth to old age, but it is worth hanging on for 15-20 years where possible.
The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc.
The chateau also produces a white wine known as Blanc de Lynch-Bages.
Please allow around 1 week for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
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2011 was a good vintage in Pauillac
2011 was an average vintage in Bordeaux