Daily Wine 11/28/17:
Château Lynch-Bages – Pauillac – 2004
- This wine is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.
- Château Lynch-Bages has been owned by the Cazes family since 1939, but has been exchanging hands since the early 18th century.
- The family owns 100 hectares of vineyards. 95 of those are dedicated to red grapes.
- Vineyards are split into two main blocks: one is on the Bages plateau and the other is close to Mouton.
- This wine was aged for 15 months in 60% new oak.
- In the 1980s, Jean-Michel Cazes, the son of André Cazes who was the mayor of Pauillac, helped to create and run the AXA Millésimes with its international portfolio.
- The white wine is fermented and aged in up to 50% new oak and aged for 6 months with stirring of the lees.
- About 480,000 bottles are produced annually.
- Pair this with beef.