Notes from my visit to this great Chateau. We were shown round the immaculate facilities including barrel hall where the workers were busy racking off the wines by hand using a candle to check for sediment in the run off!
2001 Chateau Haut Bages Averous
Dark fruits, blackcurrants and raspberries with a delicious savoury coffee aroma from a long barrel fermentation. A smooth body and touch of tannin gives it a nice long finish.
2001 Chateau Lynch Bages
Delicious smoky spicy nose, beautiful perfume. More savoury toast and an excellent meatiness with integrated fruit and tannins. Very smooth and excellently balanced wine that has aged perfectly and can go on.