1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification (Fifth Growth)
The Chateau Lynch-Bages 2009 has a deep ruby/purple color, loads of creme de cassis, cedar wood and forest floor notes. It's a medium to full body wine with ripe tannin and a long, fleshy finish.
"The 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years." - RP, 98 points