Lynch Bages 2012

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 1 cs £730.00 £820.00 1 cs TRADE SELL BUY
6 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 2 cs £366.00 £410.00 2 cs TRADE SELL BUY

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Tasting Notes and Scores


(71% Cabernet Sauvignon/26% Merlot/2% Cabernet Franc/1% Petit Verdot)
Tight and restrained on the nose but there’s some warm earth underneath. Deep plum. Something lifted too - white flower. Very juicy fruit - once you break through the huge tannic structure. A real bruiser but actually real harmony there too. Needs much patience. Very good.

Wine Advocate

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. 87 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #218, April 2015)

Neal Martin

Tasted en primeur at the château. The Lynch Bages 2012 is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 12th and 18th October and is being raised in 75% new oak just before the rains. It has a very attractive bouquet with crisp blackberry, sous-bois and graphite aromas that are very controlled. No frills here, but it does not need them. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins and again, crisp acidity. I like the line here – nicely focused with a grainy finish. Very fine. –, May 2013

Wine Spectator

This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fill in. Shows excellent energy and depth, while harnessing the austere edge of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2025. – James Molesworth (, March 2015)

James Suckling

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. –, Feb 2015

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Round, velvety texture but the fruit is far from generous. Faint blackcurrant pastille flavour. Drink 2019-2026. –, Jan 2016

Wine Lister

Quality 787 | Brand 997 | Economics 887 | buzz brand
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2012 vintage, 703 Brand: #3 strongest restaurant presence on Wine Lister, featuring on 54 of the world's top wine lists, including Auberge du Soleil Economics: Above its peer group average price of £60 for the 2012 vintage Production: Older vines than its peer group average of 32 years

- June 2017