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2017 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1355628 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This dense wine is setting out to be fine and rich. It has power and density along with ripe blackberry flavors. Its concentration and dark tannins suggest a long life ahead. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Another wine that is packed with Pauillac signature; one where you feel the tightness and the bristle of the tannins. They have done a great job of carefully extracting the tannins while maintaining a fresh menthol current running through the backbone of the wine. The fruit lacks a little plushness and concentration compared to the 2016 or 2018, but this is impressive. It's a year where names count, and Lynch Bages is claiming its place at the table. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, brought up in 75% new French oak, the 2017 Chateau Lynch-Bages sports an inky color as well as a powerful, full-bodied style. Rocking blackcurrants, chocolate, smoked tobacco, and obvious minerality all emerge from this beautiful, concentrated wine that has building tannins, the more elegant, silky style of the vintage, a great mid-palate, and a blockbuster finish. It's going to hit the ground running in about 5-7 years and cruise 20 years or more in cool cellars. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is a focused and tight Lynch with beautiful blackcurrants, slate, graphite and lead pencil. Medium to full body. Very fine tannins and brightness. Linear line of tannins that runs nicely through the wine. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Lynch Bages sashays out of the glass with flamboyant scents of baked blackcurrants, blackberry preserves and mulberries plus touches of lavender, dark chocolate, star anise and unsmoked cigars. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has bags of class and finesse with firm, finely-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Lynch-Bages is such a pretty and engaging wine; as always, it is a wine of pure and total seduction. Lush, open-knit and very pretty with ripe red and purplish fruit. There is a slight bit of edginess in the tannin that needs to be resolved, but cellaring should take care of that. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This leans toward the austere side of Pauillac, with a slightly bracing iron and chalk frame around a core of red and black currant fruit, liberally laced with savory and cedar notes. Exhibits ample length and cut, showing really pure and beautifully defined currant flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Deep crimson. Very heady and layered and obviously superior on the nose. Sweet, ripe fruit but good fine tannin too. Grown-up wine! Richer than most Pauillacs but with the stony quality on the end too. 17/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

K&L Notes

92 points Neal Martin for Vinous: "The 2017 Lynch-Bages is aged for 18 months in 75% new French oak. It has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, freshly picked wild mint and a touch of iodine. It feels very primal compared to its peers and certainly requires plenty of bottle age. The palate is sweet and generous on the entry thanks to the supple tannin. Moderate acidity, quite opulent for Lynch-Bages but that is reined in towards the finish. I would have liked a little more complexity and delineation overall, but it should drink well for 15 to 20 years." (02/2020)


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By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/29/2018 | Send Email
Another solid Lynch Bages from an estate that seems to go from one strength to another. Graphite, pine, and blackberry lead very fine aromas that precede flavors of bright black fruit, integrated tannin, and a general easy-going profile. Very accessible for such a young Lynch Bages, well made for the vintage, and one to enjoy while waiting for the 2016 (or even 2010) to come around. Drink 2021 to 2031.

By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/25/2018 | Send Email
Tasted twice with consistent notes. Lots of brisk and zippy, crunchy red fruits on display here. A tasty mid-weight Lynch and a classic claret that will round out with time. Reminds me of 2001.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/23/2018 | Send Email
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70%CS, 24%M, 2%CF. In my top twenty wines from this vintage. Fantastic aromas of red roses and cassis. Sweet and long on the palate. Great rounded tannins. Very balanced on palate. They lowered their price 21% from the 2016. One of the less expensive Lynch bages on the market. I recommend buying some.
Drink from 2025 to 2035

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