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The winery is located in the eponymous municipality of Bages in the Pauillac area of the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). It was founded in 1749, when Elisabeth Drouillard, the wife of Irish-born Thomas-Michel Lynch, inherited an estate called "Bourdieu de Batges" from her father. The size of the estate increased to 150 hectares until the Lynch family's story finally came to an end in 1824, when it was divided into Château Lynch-Moussas and Château Lynch-Bages. Château Lynch-Bages remained in the hands of the Jurine family and later the Cayrou family for over a hundred years. In the Bordeaux classification in 1855, Château Lynch-Bages was only awarded fifth place (Cinquième Grand Cru Classé), which was considered far too poor even then. The estate was finally leased by Jean-Charles Cazes (1877-1972) in 1934 and then purchased in 1938. He was assisted in the management by his son André Cazes. From 1973, Jean-Michel Cazes (1935-2023) became the third generation to run the business. In the 1980s, the dilapidated château and the cellars were renovated and the estate was developed into a top-quality business.

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