Moncharm | Château Lynch Bages 2004
An exceptional vintage, the Lynches Bages 2004 label has a marvellous concentration resembling the 1996 vintage and the remarkable freshness of the 2001. It is made by a magnificent concoction of chiefly Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) followed by Merlot (9%) and the rest 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot This wine has a stunning dark ruby colour with a refreshing aroma of black-currant and cherries. On the palate, it is full-bodied and has a velvety texture, and is perfect for cellaring.
Equipped with the best gravelly soil in the region, Lynch-Bages sits on the Bages plateau. The property was bought from the Lynch family by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. It was restructured by the current proprietor, Jean-Michel Cazes 1974. The estate uses state-of-the-art equipment for winemaking, but it also employs the traditional wooden vats of the 19th century. Just like the good old days, the grapes are specially hand-picked and manually sorted before crushing an the wine is aged in oak bottles.
Neighbouring Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien, Pauliac region is a known for its exemplary wines and vineyards. It boasts of three first growth estates and many legendary winemakers including Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour. It has a gravel-rich soil which allows the vine roots to reach deeper than all the other regions in Medoc, this adds an efficacious quality to the fruit and leads to complex and concentrated wines.