2014 Lynch Bages Blanc, Bordeaux (Pre-Arrival)
A tangy and fresh white with dried-lemon and hot-stone aromas and flavors. A medium body on the palate leads into a flan and cooked-pineapple aftertaste.
Piercing and racy in feel for now, with Key lime and Meyer lemon notes turning fuller through the finish, accented by honeysuckle and peach hints. Should put on a little weight in the cellar. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Blanc de Lynch Bages 2014 is a blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Sémillon and 20% Muscadelle raised in 45% new wood. It has a crisp, fresh pear and green apple-scented bouquet, the oak neatly disguised. The palate has a twist of bitter lemon on the entry, with good weight in the mouth and is lively and quite spicy toward the finish with a touch of lemongrass on the aftertaste. Not bad at all. (NM)
The just-bottled 2014 Blanc de Lynch-Bages is intensely aromatic, with plenty of sweet, tropical-leaning notes from the significant presence of Muscadelle in the blend. Orange peel, white flowers, Chamomile and lightly honeyed notes are laced into the expressive finish. The blend is 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Semillon and 20% Muscadelle. (AG)