Lynch Bages 2020 released
Château Lynch-Bages 2020 has been released En Primeur for £1,040 per case by the international trade. This is an increase of 15.5% on the current Market Price of the 2019.
The new release looks fully priced but has one of the better Benchmark Critic scores of recent vintages.
Benchmark Critic Neal Martin (Vinous) scored the wine 94-96, noting its higher-than-usual Merlot component (31%). It was a wine with “impressive weight,” he said. “But everything remains balanced thanks to the fine acidic thread, and it begins to firm up, becoming quite structured and, dare I say, reminiscent of Latour toward the finish.”
This is a vintage that will deserve some long-term ageing, he added, as it has “real substance”. He concluded: “This is a great Lynch-Bages. The Cazes family should build a new winery to celebrate.”
“This is easily one of the best Pauillacs that I have tasted in the vintage, totally gorgeous,” said Jane Anson, awarding it 96-points.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW scored it 94-96 and Antonio Galloni 93-95.
A great wine – and we have taken full allocations here.