In the land of Bages at the gates of Pauillac, Chateau Lynch-Bages is a property that has marked the history of the Medoc. While the Bages terroir has been known for its quality since the 16th century, it was only in the 18th that it became famous. With an Irishman by the name of Thomas Lynch at the helm of the estate, Chateau Lynch-Bages was recognized at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. The estate was acquired by the J-M Cazes family right after the Second World War. Chateau Lynch-Bages is today considered one of the most important references of the Pauillac appellation.
Constantly seeking excellence and innovation, Chateau Lynch-Bages carried out a new plot division in 2006, breaking down 90 original cadastal parcels into 180 to 200 sub-plots. The 2020 vintage was the first to be produced in the brand new infrastructures of Chateau Lynch-Bages. Designed by the architect Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, internationally renowned for his pure architectural style, this new vat room and its aging cellar are state-of-the-art tools designed to magnify the terroir of this emblematic Pauillac property through a sterling vinification process.
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2021 is a Pauillac wine that stems from a 110-hectare vineyard, resting on Garonne gravel soils. Satellite technologies are employed for accurate plot division of the vineyard, as a way to preserve the wine heritage of the property. The homogeneous geology of the soil allows for a good supply of water to the vine in an area where the climate is moderate.
Vinification and aging
Manual harvest with selective sorting in the vineyard. Vinification by plot. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 75% of which are new.
Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot (5%) and Cabernet Franc (3%).
This fine Pauillac wine showcases a seductively bright color and a beautiful freshness that harmoniously blends with a rare aromatic intensity.