Perennial favourite in Ireland, Château Lynch-Bages - a robust and opulent style of Pauillac - has enjoyed an uninterrupted run of fine wines since the 1980s.
2005 is justly regarded as a stunning vintage for red Bordeaux: different, but on a par with, the top two vintages of the latter part of the last century, 1982 and 1990, giving exceptionally ripe wines that still offer refreshment and good tannic structure.
The Lynch-Bages 2005 is just about entering its drinking window now (2012), and may be cellared up to 2030 or so.
Wines & Spirits, 96 points: ‘Cazes's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely ... friendly rather than ponderous. There's something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle melting in the mouth. Pure black cherry flavour saturates the wine with freshness; the complexity is intriguing and silken.’
Wine Enthusiast, 96 points: ‘Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top.’
The Wine Advocate, 91 points: ‘This outstanding effort is slightly lighter, more streamlined, and delicate than followers of Lynch Bages have come to expect ... A deep hue is accompanied by a classic Medoc nose of tapenade, roasted herbs, liquorice, cedar, blackcurrants, and damp earth. Medium-bodied with moderate tannins, sweet fruit, and surprising softness as well as forwardness, it can be drunk now and over the next twenty-odd years."
We deliver anywhere on the island of Ireland, using Fastway. Your wines should be with you within 2 days of ordering but it can take up to 5 days at peak times (Christmas especially).
There is no delivery charge for our pre-mixed cases whether of six or twelve bottles, or on orders over €120 (after discounts). Orders of less than this value incur a flat charge of €10.
You can collect your order from our Marina Business Park shop (choose 'Pick up - at Marina' on the Checkout page) - allow one working day for us to process your order. We recommend phoning before you make your journey to check that your order is ready, as there may be a slight delay if we need to order it from the bonded warehouse.
If you are not at home to receive your delivery the courier will try to ring you before returning your parcel to the depot; or, provided you have given your express consent to this in advance, may attempt to leave the wine with a neighbour. A signature is required to complete the delivery at all times.
You can cancel an order for up to 7 days after you receive the wine (just call us) but you may be liable for the cost of returning the stock to us, depending on the circumstances.
All goods must be examined at the time of delivery. Claims for breakages (etc) will be entertained only if Bubble Brothers is given notification within two days of delivery.
Faulty (i.e. oxidised, 'corked') wines are a fact of life in wine (though the incidence is much reduced, thankfully). If you detect an issue with a wine we've sent you, call us and we will replace the bottle without quibble.