The 2005 vintage is one of our greatest vintages of recent decades. Lynch-Bages 2005 was aged in 80% new oak which is the most the Chateau has ever used feeling it necessary to cloak the exceptional fruit and powerful tannins."
Textbook with mouthfilling and slightly gutsy black currant fig and blackberry fruit flavors bound together by singed cedar iron and tobacco notes. Features a tug of loam followed by a second wave of fruit through the finish. This is just starting to stretch out.?Blind '01/'03/'05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). Best from 2020 through 2040. 35000 cases made.
Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense but never over the top. ? Roger Voss
"A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink but better in 2017."
The 2005 Lynch-Bages is a surprising wine. Whereas so many 2005s have begun
"The Château Lynch Bages 2005 has an enthralling graphite and cedar scented bouquet like a young cousin of the Grand Puy Lacoste. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin one of the most feminine and elegant Lynch Bages in recent years with a lightness of touch on the finish. That is not to say it lacks fruit intensity but the balance is so assured that is just seems to glide over the mouth. Stylish assured and meticulous winemaking here." -Neal Martin