Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

#AgedWineTuesday Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, cinnamon and vinaigrette. Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and nice legs. Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, oak, vanilla, earth, wet leaves, light vegetables, black tea, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, coffee and dark chocolates. Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries. What a great Left Bank Bordeaux from the great 2005 vintage this is. This Fifth Growth is nicely balanced with lots of dark fruit notes. Delicious and yummy. Fabulous and better than I expected. This 16 year old is Drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity with a great mouth feel. Powerful and rich. Thank you John for sharing. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Loved smelling on it for a long time. Great nose. Great palate. Tasty and gorgeous. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but good all by itself too. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit verdot. 13% alcohol by volume. 95 points. $280.

#AgedWineTuesday Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim. Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, cinnamon and vinaigrette. Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and nice legs. Dry on the palate with black currants, blackberries, oak, vanilla, earth, wet leaves, light vegetables, black tea, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, coffee and dark chocolates. Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries. What a great Left Bank Bordeaux from the great 2005 vintage this is. This Fifth Growth is nicely balanced with lots of dark fruit notes. Delicious and yummy. Fabulous and better than I expected. This 16 year old is Drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity with a great mouth feel. Powerful and rich. Thank you John for sharing. Needs 90 minutes to open up properly. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Loved smelling on it for a long time. Great nose. Great palate. Tasty and gorgeous. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but good all by itself too. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit verdot. 13% alcohol by volume. 95 points. $280.

9.5

Diana Eng Delectable Pro

75% cab, Merlot, cab franc and petit Verdot. 16-18 months in new oak. 80% new oak. 2005 vintage. Very approachable now but many years ahead. Concentrated cherry, some eucalyptus. Chocolate, coffee, integrated tannin.

75% cab, Merlot, cab franc and petit Verdot. 16-18 months in new oak. 80% new oak. 2005 vintage. Very approachable now but many years ahead. Concentrated cherry, some eucalyptus. Chocolate, coffee, integrated tannin.

9.0

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

Nice effort from a great vintage. Ready to drink with lots of life left

Nice effort from a great vintage. Ready to drink with lots of life left

9.3

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

05 was amazing. Still had decades of life ahead.

05 was amazing. Still had decades of life ahead.

9.6

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

The 05 might not be in its best evolution stage but, it’s still very nice. Shows the great fruit of 05 but it needs much more time in bottle or at the very least, a better bottle phase. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum and cherries and strawberries around the wide palate. Rich moist earth, saddle-wood, used leather, crushed limestone, dry stones, rich black earth with some sweetness, slight tarry notes, dry herbs, underbrush & dry dark florals. The acidity is near perfect. The balance, tension & length are excellent. The finish is well balanced and lasts minutes. Can’t wait to have it again in 10 years.

The 05 might not be in its best evolution stage but, it’s still very nice. Shows the great fruit of 05 but it needs much more time in bottle or at the very least, a better bottle phase. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum and cherries and strawberries around the wide palate. Rich moist earth, saddle-wood, used leather, crushed limestone, dry stones, rich black earth with some sweetness, slight tarry notes, dry herbs, underbrush & dry dark florals. The acidity is near perfect. The balance, tension & length are excellent. The finish is well balanced and lasts minutes. Can’t wait to have it again in 10 years.

9.4

Manny Canales Delectable Pro

Wow. Amazing.

Wow. Amazing.

9.3

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

I'll start out saying it right from to start, the 2000 is one of the best Lynch-Bages I have ever had. The 2005 was a little more opulent and refined, riper, plush tannin meshed with dark red fruits. The 2000 was savory, spicy, fruity and very floral with a nose that just didn't stop. Still within reason for normal folks, Lynch-Bages is always a candidate for a top Pauillac wine for the $ each vintage. 2010 is my favorite modern vintage, maybe the best LB since this 2000. The structure was still plenty firm too, so while it was quite expressive, expect this wine to coast and slowly resolve those tannins over the coming 20+years.

I'll start out saying it right from to start, the 2000 is one of the best Lynch-Bages I have ever had. The 2005 was a little more opulent and refined, riper, plush tannin meshed with dark red fruits. The 2000 was savory, spicy, fruity and very floral with a nose that just didn't stop. Still within reason for normal folks, Lynch-Bages is always a candidate for a top Pauillac wine for the $ each vintage. 2010 is my favorite modern vintage, maybe the best LB since this 2000. The structure was still plenty firm too, so while it was quite expressive, expect this wine to coast and slowly resolve those tannins over the coming 20+years.

9.1

Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE Delectable Pro

Open for business with another 10-15 in the tank. Killer! Wine of the tasting!

Open for business with another 10-15 in the tank. Killer! Wine of the tasting!

9.3

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Sweet blackberry currants, strawberry licorice, black plum, black tea, black earth, dried roses, dry black earth, gravel, underbrush, crushed dry rock powder, dark dry sweet mineral finish. I will open my first bottle in 2020. It's getting close but not quite there yet. Tasted from the Chateau.

Sweet blackberry currants, strawberry licorice, black plum, black tea, black earth, dried roses, dry black earth, gravel, underbrush, crushed dry rock powder, dark dry sweet mineral finish. I will open my first bottle in 2020. It's getting close but not quite there yet. Tasted from the Chateau.

9.1

Carolyn Korb Delectable Pro

What a treat to have with my pig friends

What a treat to have with my pig friends

9.2

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