Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac
Château Lynch Bages

Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac, 2022


Destination

vintage

En primeur
En Primeur
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2022
6x75cl
EP
£195.00


Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac, 2022

2018
2019
2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

Echo feels more vibrant and energetic (than Haut Batailley) with plenty of purple fruit, cooling plums, mixed with fennel, heather and dried herbs. There's lots of potential here and definition, but it will need some time to resolve and find harmony. Not in the top echelon of second wines this year, but a very solid performance. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
05/2023

Notes
The 2022 Echo de Lynch Bages, aged for 14 months in one-year-old oak, has a slightly timid nose at first. Very pure blueberry and cassis fruit emerge with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, fine acidity, quite compact on the mid-palate with a touch of pencil lead toward the finish. This is a fine, quite sturdy Deuxieme Vin that will need 4-5 years.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
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Château Lynch Bages

Château Lynch Bages

Jean-Charles Cazes became the tenant at Lynch Bages in 1934, later purchasing the estate and starting a program of investment, restoring the Chateau and undertaking much work in the vineyards. The estate has since prospered, becoming recognised globally, but being particularly popular in the UK market. The estate is now run by Jean-Charles’ great grandson, Jean-Charles.

There are three principle plots, one between the village of Bages and the outskirts of Pauillac, one to the west of Bages towards Grand Puy Lacoste, and the final plot lies at the south of the commune close to St Julien. In all there are approximately 100 hectares under vine on classic Gunzian gravel over marl, chalk and sand. The vineyards are planted with 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Recent vintages have seen the estate returning to its very best form, not that they have ever really suffered any loss of form. This 5th growth estate has always been an over-performer, but recent efforts would suggest that the wines are on a par with the ‘Super Seconds’.

It is also worth mentioning their excellent second wine, Echo de Lynch Bages. This was previously called Haut Bages Averous. Since the 2008 vintage, Echo along with the excellent Ormes des Pez offers drinkers the Lynch Bages style at a fraction of the cost.

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