Château Lynch-Bages 2016
5e cru classé - Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac
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The 2016 vintage had specific weather conditions: a dry winter and mild beginning, a first half of very wet followed by wet and cool spring and a dry summer and warm
A year of contrasts and troubled
From January to March, rain falling heavily and the temperatures remain mild compared to the average of recent years. This context throat water and soil favors a relatively early bud development. With April and May cool and wet, vines escapes gels but requires special attention to prevent the development of mildew, found on the most sensitive parcels. The month of June opens the first hot dry fortnight, allowing flowering vines. Some rainfall is recorded in late June, and summer temperatures settle. The sun will be important throughout the season. If the heat peaks can prevent the development of plant aromas, the first signs of drought are to be expected in August. However, they are prevented with a good supply of water clay subsoil of the vineyard.
A quality guaranteed by the Indian summer
In early September, the rains come at the right time to revive a somewhat late maturation, provided soft and qualitative. The climatic conditions favor late season full maturity and a stable and perfect health, with cool nights and mild days. The harvest will start on September 28 with an extremely healthy and qualitative grape harvest.
A generous and promising vintage
As in 2009, the harvest will end October 12 and it is also particularly promising: naturally concentrated, the berries are small, their juice is a good acidity and they display an unprecedented level of tannin up so. His profile then emerges and is characterized by intense color, very clear aromas of fruit, acidity and very powerful but velvety tannins. A great vintage, pleasure and elegance.
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