Born in 1754, Michel Lynch devoted his life to improving the wines on his Lynch-Bages property. A shrewd wine producer, he was one of the prime movers in the viticultural advances at the end of the 17th century, in particular with the early trials of de-stemming (separating the stalk and pips) before fermentation, which subsequently became widespread in Médoc.
Two centuries later, his memory lives on in the name Château Lynch-Bages. And in 1986 the vineyard’s owner, Jean-Michel Cazes, created a new range of quality wines that also bears his name.
Michel Lynch is a selection of wines that faithfully reflect the full diversity and wealth of Bordeaux’s vineyards. They are wines intended for amateurs wanting to immediately enjoy a wine embodying the finesse and richness typical of the region.
This wine pays tribute to Michel Lynch, a name that is inextricably linked with the great wines of Bordeaux. Born in 1754, he devoted his life to improving the wines
on his estate now known as Château Lynch-Bages.
The wine that bears his name has passed through the hands of a renowned winemaking team.
It is crafted from a selection of the Bordeaux vineyard’s noblest grapes, which have been harvested at maturity and carefully vinified.
An early harvest marked by a record-breaking frost.
After a dry, cold winter, the early spring was warm and humid, encouraging premature budbreak at the end of March. An extremely heavy frost affected a significant part of the area, especially on the nights of 27, 28 and 29 April,
resulting in the loss of half of the harvest in the Bordeaux region.
However, in the areas spared, flowering and veraison were premature and the hot summer helped the grapes to ripen well. The Merlot was harvested in mid September in very good sanitary conditions, followed by the Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested from 25 September.
This ruby-red wine with a beautiful shine offers a slightly woody bouquet with roasted and peppery notes. When stirred, the aromas of red fruits are fully expressed. The mouth is full-bodied and the tannins soft and melted. Very pleasant, 2017 vintage offers a good persistence on the finish around black fruits and toasted notes.
Roasted chicken with baked potatoes. Meat, vegetables grilled on the barbecue.
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