A red wine from Pauillac, power and flexibility
Echo de Lynch-Bages is the second wine of Chateau Lynch-Bages. This cuvee is produced in the Pauillac appellation, from a vineyard on the hillsides of the Garonne. Echo de Lynch-Bages is only aged in barrels. Echo de Lynch-Bages is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.
2016 for Chateau Lynch-Bages experienced extreme weather conditions, but produced an exceptional wine. After blossoming, summer settled in on June 25th. Characterized by its heat and dryness, rain saved the maturation process on September 13th. The vines received the water that they needed in order to mature perfectly.
Echo de Lynch-Bages 2016 proudly emits fresh fruit fragrances. These fragrances are complemented by woody and spicy notes, by-products of the aging process. It is well-balanced and reveals round, seductive tannins. This is a second wine that beautifully combines flexibility and power.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, representing about one-third of the total production. It has a clean and precise bouquet, very polished and developing crushed violet scents with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite crunchy, firm tannin on the entry. Quite saline in the mouth, masculine and grippy with just a little toughness on the finish that should mellow by the time of bottling. Best give this Deuxième Vin a couple of years in bottle if you can.