2013 Lynch Bages Blanc, Bordeaux

SKU #1196074 93 points James Suckling

 Aromas of dried peaches, apricots and lemon skin. Full body, dense and caressing. Aniseed and licorice undertones to the flavors. Cooked pears too. Drink or hold.  (4/2014)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A blend of 54% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Semillon and 18% Muscadelle raised 50% in new oak, this has a fragrant bouquet with scents of apple peel, dried apricot and a hints of white peach that is well defined. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, nicely integrated oak, which then eases off the accelerator towards the finish. (NM)  (5/2014)

87-90 points Wine Spectator

 Friendly, with shortbread, toasted macadamia nut and straw notes all mingling through the light, herb-tinged finish. (JM, Web-2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Really substantial dry white with the Sémillon component particularly obvious. Some 'mineral' quality. Well done, and drinking well in July 2015. (JR)  (7/2015)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2015 | Send Email
A classic Bordeaux white, with some grassy notes on the nose intermingled with lanolin, beeswax, and citrous fruit. Very crisp and refreshing on the palate, with not a lot of apparent oak. Very elegant.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/23/2015 | Send Email
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Great balance and fine acidity, this is the best Lynch Bages Blanc ever.
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