Michel Lynch Prestige
Famille JM Cazes - AOC St-Emilion
Red,AOC St-Emilion
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
history
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.
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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