Classified Growth Bordeaux Chateau Lynch Bages has for decades performed well beyond its Fifth Growth status. Each vintage it stands among the very best Bordeaux reds in quality. And why not, with ideal terroir in the elite village of Pauillac this Chateau has everything going for it. In the stellar 2009 vintage they produced yet another extraordinary wine. Robert Parker scored it 98 points saying "Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years." Extremely Limited!!
Does this wine even need an introduction? Just one smell, swirl and sip and it's evident why Lynch Bages has its place as one of the finest Classified Growth. As an '09 it's actually drinking beautifully now but you better believe some bottle age will really make it sing. There's no better time than the holidays to indulge in this extraordinary wine!