Chateau Lynch Bages 2010

Review of the Estate

Château Lynch-Bages is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Lynch-Bages is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

The 90 hectares (220 acres) of Château Lynch Bages are located just outside of the town of Pauillac. The vineyard occupies a gravel ridge looking down over the Gironde estuary. The well-drained soil consists mainly of deep gravel beds over a limestone sub-strata, and it is planted predominantly with red wine grape varieties There is also a small approximately 4.5 hectare (11 acres) plot planted with white varieties (40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon blanc and 20% Muscadelle) Château Lynch Bages is primarily known for its eponymous red wine. The malolactic fermentation takes place mainly in large stainless steel tanks, and the wine then spends about 15 months in oak barrels (of which some 50-60% are new) before bottling.

As of 2008, the second label of Chateau Lynch Bages will be called, "Echo de Lynch-Bages". A third wine has now been added, called "Pauillac de Lynch-Bages".


Surface area: 222 acres

Grape Varieties: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Average age of vines: 30 years

Density of plantation: 9,000 vines per hectare

Average yields: 50 hectoliters per hectare

Average cases produced: 35,000 per year

Plateau of maturity: 6-25 years

Chateau Lynch Bages


Chateau Lynch Bages Bottles


Chateau Lynch Bages

Chateau Lynch Bages Label

Robert Parker Lynch Bages 2010 Review

Score: 96 Points

The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with smoke, graphite and spring flowers. It is a massive Lynch Bages, full-bodied and very 1989-ish, with notable power, loads of tannin, and extraordinary concentration and precision. This is not a Lynch Bages to drink in its exuberant youth, but one to hold on to for 5-6 years and drink over the following three decades.

Score: 96

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013


Chateau Lynch Bages 2010 Recent Price History

Prices below are sourced from 

WineVintageMay 2011 
Value Per Case
July 2013 
Value Per Case
Value Increase Percentage 
Lynch Bages 2010 £1,380 £1,356 £-24 -1.74%

Chateau Lynch Bages Wine List

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