En primeur tasting (april 2013) Some of Lynch Bages's tell-tale cedary, black currant, earth and spice characteristics are present in the 2012's moderately intense bouquet. This wine exhibits good purity, a healthy dark ruby/purple color and medium body. There is a slight deficiency in the mid-palate, but it recovers sufficiently and offers up a decent finish that tails off ever so slightly. This good to excellent wine could use more fat and charm in the mid-section. Cellar it for a couple of years and drink it over the following 12-14 years
En primeur tasting (april 2013) 16,5 / 20 Blackish purple. Lots of minerals on the nose. Tight and taut and almost painfully tart but there is energy here certainly!