Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Pauillac)
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Blend
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Lynch Bages
When to drink: 2020 to 2032
The 2012 Lynch-Bages is deep ruby/purple with tell-tale cassis notes. Medium-bodied, but somewhat foursquare and monolithic, it has well above average concentration, impressive purity and nicely integrated tannins and wood. Nevertheless, there is something bland and one-dimensional about Lynch-Bages in 2012, making it somewhat of a disappointment. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
Gilbert & Gaillard
Reticent nose showing subtle smoke and oak notes. Evident yet refined tannins with huge tannic presence. At the end of the day, a very classic style.
Aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries and lemons follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A little tight now but excellent. Precision to this. Back ended. Better in 2018.
Food Matches:Cheese / Game / Venison / Red Meat