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Michel Lynch Prestige
Michel Lynch (Famille JM Cazes) - AOC St-Emilion
Red,AOC St-Emilion
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
history
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.
Vineyard
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.
Winemaking
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. Harvest: Merlots - September 25th and 26th & Cabernets Francs - October, 10th.
Tasting notes
The Michel Lynch Saint-Emilion has a purple color with violet hints. It starts on an intense nose, finely wooded, with aromas of blackberry and blueberry.The palate is full and generous, supported by beautiful silky tannins that ends to a fresh and velvety finish with notes of black fruits and roasted almonds.
Food pairing
Roasted pigeon, Spicy wild duck
Aging potential
Grape varieties
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Press
Previous rating
201892 Wine Enthusiast
92
2018
Mainly Merlot with a dash of Cabernet Franc, this wine is still young and packed with vibrant black fruits. Rich tannins partner with fresh acidity and a smoky aftertaste. Drink from mid-2021.
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast
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