This is seriously impressive, with a kick of sweet cassis fruit beautifully cloaking the grippy but extremely ripe tannins. It is a fine introduction to the wines of the great Ch. Lynch-Bages estate and really well proportioned. It is so cool, so refreshing, yet wonderfully ripe and opulent.
There is lovely creamy blackcurrant and strawberry fruit, all kept together by a fine persistence. A delicate, harmonious red fruit nose leads onto a silky, feminine palate and a beautifully balanced finish. This is an excellent (and very good-value) glimpse at the wonders of the estate, but is also a very good wine in its own right.