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.
After a cold and rainy winter, the warm, damp summer ensured good fruit set but also rapid development of downy mildew. Thankfully, the subsequent summer was
hot and dry, reducing the threat of parasites and allowing the grapes to ripen well. A few hailstorms on 26 May then 4 and 15 July unfortunately had a (very localized)
impact on some Bordeaux vineyards.
During the harvest, the thick skins of the red grapes gave ripe and fleshy tannins. The balance between sugar and acidity is remarkable and gives a rich and beautiful vintage.
The 2018 vintage has a beautiful, dense color with ruby highlights. Its nose is expressive with aromas of black cherry and blackcurrant enhanced by notes of black pepper. In the mouth, we discover a full and supple wine with black fruits, mocha and spices notes with a long and silky finish.
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