The wine has a lovely brilliant pale color with silver glints, and a nose that is bursting with notes of tropical fruits, pineapple, and hints of coconut. The palate is generous and lively, revealing aromas of acacia and white peach. The finish, persistent, displays lovely aromatic complexity, a touch of minerality and a crisp freshness.
Born in 1754, Michel Lynch (as in Chateau Lynch-Bages) would go on to build his estate in the hamlet of Bages. It remained in the family only until 1824. The Chateau’s greatness wasn’t established until after WWII when Jean-Charles Cazes released his first historic vintage of 1945 – which is still drinking to this day!
Jean-Michel Cazes is the current winemaker.
The Cazes family has a long history in Bordeaux, dating back to the second half of the 19th century. In the 1930s Jean-Charles Cazes, who was already in charge of Les-Ormes-de-Pez in St.-Estephe, agreed to lease the vines of Lynch Bages and eventually purchased both properties on the eve of the Second World War; they have been run by the Cazes family ever since.
The Michel Lynch wines, the chateau’s tribute to the knight who owned the property and was mayor of Pauillac during the French Revolution, are designed to reflect the diversity and richness of the Bordeaux terroirs and as a celebration of the Bordeaux grape varieties.