Michel Lynch Reserve
Famille JM Cazes - AOC Medoc
Red,AOC Medoc
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Owner of Chateau Lynch-Bages since 1939, the Cazes family has, over the generations, expanded its range of vineyards and developed a true model of tourism based on a tradition of hospitality. Jean-Charles Cazes models a wine that is quickly recognized. André Cazes, the youngest of his 4 sons, studied law. It was not until the 1960s that he took over the reins of the estate. And like his father before him, his influence will be decisive. He regenerated and enlarged the vineyard, which reached nearly 100 hectares at the end of the 1990s. After studying engineering, André's son, Jean-Michel, returned to Pauillac in 1973. He was accompanied by Thereza, a Portuguese woman from Mozambique, and their first three children, Kinou, Marina and Catherine, soon to be joined by Jean-Charles. Their marriage, made official by André, then mayor of the town, laid the first stone of a resolutely cosmopolitan family history.
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.
Tasting notes
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.
Food pairing
Roasted chicken with baked potatoes. Meat, vegetables grilled on the barbecue.
Aging potential
Grape varieties
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
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