At the edge of Bages plateau in Pauillac, close to the river Gironde, there is a very well respected winery called Chateau Lynch-Bages. Wine connoisseurs from Britain and from all over the world surely appreciate this bottle of wine. The deep coloured cassis with seductive character of dark chocolate with oodles of baked black berries and a hint of earthy notes, this wine is not only sets in your palate harmoniously, but it ages in the bottle for many more decades. A good asset for your portfolio.
I took this photography at Berry Bros. & Rudd in February 2020. As you see the label, bottom left, the vintage is unclear (2002 or 2012), either way, both vintages can still age and be consumed in later times.
In the 18th. century, Thomas Lynch made his wine 'Cru de Lynch', 5th. growth. After WWII the winery Lynch-Bages is owned and run by Cazes family. Jean-Michel Cazes is knowns as the poor man "Mouton" and/or "Latour". Their famous vat-house is famous for its gravitational design by Skawisnki (1850) and today it is open for visitors. The last winemaker working at that vat-house was Xavier Tibur. Today, the winemaker is Nicolas Labenne. Besides being in a perfect location, having a great terroir and other advantages, the winemakers rely on satellite technology. As I understand, space data collects unprecedented detail of the terroir and environment overall that can help improve the quality of the viticulture, in order to obtain the best vine, therefore the best grape.
The World Atlas of Wine, 7th edition by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson
Chateau Lynch-Bages www.jmcazes.com
Berry Bros. & Rudd www.bbr.com
Finest and Rarest Wine www.sothebys.com
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Author: Susana Kawai @ Food with Susi