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Lynch Bages 1997

Chateau Lynch Bages

22 years

This wine is jammy black currant fruit intermixed with cedar wood, herbs, spice, and pepper. It is a light-styled yet friendly effort with creamy new oak, low acidity, and a medium-bodied, attractive albeit superficial appeal. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. *** The elegant, seductive, medium-bodied 1997 is what the French call un vin de plaisir. Soft, with copious quantities of sweet black currant fruit intermixed with scents of smoky oak, roasted nuts, and weedy tobacco, it possesses a dark color, creamy texture, and no hard edges. It should drink well for a decade. This is an example of a delicious 1997, but, sadly, this vintage was preposterously priced by nearly every Bordeaux chateau.

86 Robert Parker score

€ 1,850
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Lynch Bages

Chateau Lynch Bages is a famed wine producer based in the Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. The primary wine, also called Chateau Lynch Bages is one of 18 Fifth Growths as deemed by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

Chateau Lynch Bages is an impressive estate measuring 90 hectares, located just outside the town of Pauillac. The grape selection is mainly red wine grapes, with 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Chateau Lynch Bages also owns a smaller plot of vineyards growing white wine grapes; mainly Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.

The second wine of this top quality chateau is labeled Echo de Lynch Bages, and meanwhile, a third line of wines has been added, called Pauillac de Lynch Bages.

25,000 cases

Annual production

Fifth Growth


Pauillac/Left Bank


90 hectares


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