‍95/100
JS
‍94/100
WS
‍94+/100
JD

Château Lynch Bages 2015

Pauillac

Un 5ème digne d’un super second !

Gain fidélité 2%
Caractéristiques
Appellation précise:
Pauillac
Millésime:
2015
Couleur:
Rouge
Type de vin:
Sec
Format:
Bouteille de 75cl
Cépage(s):
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc et 2% Petit Verdot
Terroir:
Sol caillouteux
Âge des vignes:
30 ans en moyenne avec des vignes soixantenaires
Vendanges:
Manuelles
Vinification:
Fermentation alcoolique complète et assez rapide puis macération post-fermentaire. Fermentation malolactique rapide pour 1/3 en cuves et le reste en barriques
Elevage:
L'élevage se déroule dans des barriques de chêne français avec environ 75% de bois neuf durant 18 mois
Dégustation et Garde
Boire à partir de :
2022
Apogée :
2025-2045
Boire avant :
2050+
Conseil de service :
Carafer longuement dans sa jeunesse
Servir à :
17-18°C

Description

Assemblage de 70% de Cabernet Sauvignon et de 24% de Merlot complété par du Cabernet Franc et du Petit Verdot. Élevage en fût de chêne renouvelé à 75% de bois neuf. Sols très pauvres avec une forte présence en cailloux.

Les fruits noirs embaument littéralement le verre avec des notes fumées très nobles. La bouche montre un certain volume bien affinée par un toucher délicat et des tanins ultra-soyeux. Grande longueur et potentiel de garde redoutable !

Suggestion gourmande

Râbles de lapin pochées au vin rouge.

Avis des Experts

95/100
James Suckling
"Brambly and attractive ripe blackberries and red-plum aromas with some floral accents, too. The palate has a very plush, polished and regal shape as tannins frame up a core of ripe black fruit. Succulent, impressive finish. Best from 2022."
94/100
Wine Spectator
"This has an ample core of plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors, underlined liberally with graphite and smoldering tobacco notes. Fleshy and focused, with ample grip through the juniper- and tar-accented finish. Well-built. Best from 2023 through 2038. "
94+/100
Jeb Dunnuck
"The inky colored 2015 Château Lynch-Bages is a seriously impressive Pauillac that’s up with the crème de la crème of the appellation in 2015. Notes of ripe blackcurrants, caramelized cherries, tobacco leaf and a kiss of lead pencil all emerge from this textbook Pauillac that has medium to full-bodied richness, notable concentration, and building structure. Made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that saw 75% new barrels, it needs 5-7 years of cellaring and will be one of the longer-lived wines from the Médoc."
94/100
Decanter
"This is powerful and deep with high but careful extraction and firm tannins. At this stage it feels so much younger and more closed than almost anything else I’ve tasted from this vintage in Pauillac. This is going for a firm, impressive impact and it manages it, but it lacks some generosity in the fruit character that it has in spades in 2016. 2% Petit Verdot. 75% new oak. One-third malolactic fermentation in vats, two-thirds in barrel."
96/100
Wine Enthusiast
"This vintage was ideal for the rich style that this estate has made its own. This wine is full bodied and ripe with black-currant and dark berry fruits. The tannins fall into the cushioned wine with ease and richness. Of course, the wine should be aged, so wait until 2026."
96/100
Vinous
"One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 a very decidedly exotic character that is impossible to miss. Raspberry jam, mocha, new leather and expressive floral notes appear with time in the glass, rounding things out nicely. Even though the 2015 is quite forward and open at this stage, the wine has plenty of stuffing as well as the underlying structure to support many years of exceptional drinking. This is a stellar showing for Lynch-Bages."