History and Terroir
Lafite’s estate records first mentioned the area of “Batges” back in the 16th century, but the ancient hamlet of Bages has been home to generations of winemakers for centuries. In 1749, the property passed into the Lynch family for 75 years, and was later leased and purchased by Jean-Charles Cazes in the 1930s. His family has been running the estate ever since, with his grandson Jean-Michel taking the reins in 1973 until 2006 when he passed the torch to his son Jean-Charles.
Farming and Winemaking
The wines of Lynch-Bages are primarily blended from Cabernet Sauvignon parcels, and while the style has been refined over the years, becoming more supple and soft, they are known for retaining their power and complexity – blossoming with more flavor and complexity with time and age.