Echo De Lynch Bages 2019


Thomas Lynch was a descendant of the Tribes of Galway. His father John emigrated in 1691 from Galway, Ireland to Bordeaux, inherited an estate in the village of Bages through his wife, Elizabeth, in 1749. This year represents the foundation of Château Lynch-Bages, which Thomas passed on to his son, Jean-Baptiste, upon his marriage in 1779. Jean-Baptiste soon handed over supervision to his brother Michel who maintained responsibility for the Bages estate until 1824, when the family sold it to a Swiss wine merchant, Sebastien Jurine, who had recently moved to Bordeaux.

Château Lynch-Bages remained in the hands of the Jurine family, followed by the Cayrou family, for over a hundred years. In 1934, Jean-Charles Cazes rented the property from its then owner, Felix de Vial, subsequently purchasing it in 1938. After Jean-Charles Cazes’ death, aged 95, in 1972, the estate has been largely managed by his grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes.[2]

In the late 1980s, the AXA Millésimes group began to develop a portfolio of wine property holdings, and approached Jean-Michel Cazes for help (Claude Bébéar, the AXA President, was a long-time Cazes family friend). They established Châteaux & Associés, which Cazes ran until he reached 65, and which by the end of the twentieth century owned many vineyards across Europe. Ownership of Château Lynch-Bages, however, remains with the Cazes family.

In 2017, the Cazes family has acquired Château Haut-Batailley, the 1855 Grand Cru Classé estate in Pauillac.

In the interest of sustainable development, agriculture is in every way reasoned: fertilization methods defined precisely and adapted to soil, optimized phytosanitary control, use of sexual confusion against worms of the bunch, controlled grassing of plots for control the vigor of the vine, prolonged rest of the soil by flowering fallow land … The use of neutral products for the environment is everywhere privileged.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Bright in colour, this wine is adorned with subtle purplish garnet reflections.
Nose The expressive nose reveals gourmet aromas
Palate Full, rich, wonderfully concentrated and well structured, it has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Full-bodied red
Estate/Producer Château Haut-Bages by Famille Cazes
Country France
Region Bordeaux Left-Bank
Vintage 2019
Vinification Manual harvest with sorting in the vineyard. Two thirds of the malolactic fermentation took place in vats and one third in barrels. Ageing lasted 12 months in second-fill barrels.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great aging potential

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