Château Lynch Bages 2012
The blend is 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Because of heat stress, yields were unusually low in 2012, and that may be the reason why the wine is a bit clumsy today. I would give the 2012 a few years to come together. Drink 2022-2037.
The 2012 Lynch-Bages is deep ruby/purple with tell-tale cassis notes. Medium-bodied, but somewhat foursquare and monolithic, it has well above average concentration, impressive purity and nicely integrated tannins and wood.
- Robert Parker, RobertParker.com (218), April 2015