The chosen blend for the 2015 Lynch-Bages gives to Chateau Lynch-Bages the chance to highlight the Cabernet Sauvignons perfection and vibrancy. The 70% Cabernet Sauvignon (very concentrated with remarkably ripe tannins) share the blend with 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. This Pauillac 5 cru classé is very expressive on black fruits such as blackcurrants with a delicate empyreumatic note due to its current ageing. The attack is frank on the palate. On the mid-palate, this wine is broad and strong; its tannic structure has fine, silky grains and perfectly extracted tannins. The finish is really long and closes on strong black fruit aromas. It is a fine Lynch-Bages with a great potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
They 2015 Lynch Bages is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 23 September until 2 October, matured in 75% new oak. There is an overwhelming sense of purity on the nose: perfumed, almost floral blackberry, wild strawberry, graphite and cedar scents, unmistakably Pauillac in style. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, a keen citrus thread that impart tension and ample freshness. Tasting this as the first wine of the day, it instantly refreshes the mouth and leaves it tingling with energy after it has departed. This is an excellent, top-grade Lynch Bages that deserves 8-10 years in bottle and then will offer three decade of pleasure, maybe more.