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This Château was owned by the Lynch family for three quarters of a century. They descend from John Lynch, a young Irishman from Galway who was chased out of his country in 1691. In the 18th century, Count Jean-Basptiste Lynch, mayor of Bordeaux, inherited the estate and handed over management to his brother Michel Lynch, who was also mayor of Pauillac during the French Revolution. Jean-Charles Cazes, highly respected in the Médoc for his experience in viticulture and winemaking, bought the property in 1934. With his son André, he devoted all his energy to Lynch-Bages for more than 35 years. In 1974, his grand-son Jean-Michel set about restructuring the estate.
Situated at the gates of Pauillac, overlooking the Gironde estuary from the crest of one of the most beautiful gravel ridges of the commune, the vineyards lie on gravelly slopes situated on the south and south west extremities of the town. The cellars and other buildings of the chateau are about 500 yards from Pauillac, and are clearly visible from the “route du vin”. LYNCH-BAGES takes a part of its name from the very ancient hamlet of Bages. The old “Domaine de Bages” seems to have existed within the same boundaries since the 16th century (the oldest descriptive documents conserved today date back to the beginning of the 18th century). It belonged for exactly three quarters of a century ( 1749 - 1824 ) to the LYNCH family
2000 With reasonable natural yields and perfect ripening and harvesting conditions, this year we have an outstanding vintage. The wines are powerful and full-bodied. The colours are beautiful. The tannins are smooth and linger in the mouth.
1997 Intense red colour. The nose is powerful with elegant oak background, blackcurrant, menthol, résin, mocka. The taste is persistent, rich, impressive concentration of ripe, round tannin. The 2% of petit verdot bring in the end a touch ofviolet, blackberry.
1990 Very dark colour. Subtle bouquet of cocoa, coffee, cedar and peppermint. Starts out very soft and rich on the palate. Impressive tannic structure, though in now way harsh. Very long aftertaste. Very great wine. Both powerful and suave.