The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages has a straightforward bouquet with upfront bilberry and raspberry fruit, a pastille-like purity here with just a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity. There is plenty of clean, black, graphite-tinged fruit here although it just dips a little on the finish when I wanted more persistence. Still, this will drink nicely for the next 8 to 10 years. Anticipated maturity: 2018 - 2028.
|Score: 88||Neal Martin, -, March 2018|
The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot, matured in one-year-old barrels. It has a fragrant, finely tuned bouquet of blackberry, pencil lead and a touch of citrus fruit - scents that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, the acidity well judged, gentle in the mouth, but building in fruit intensity to a pleasurable graphite-tinged finish. One of those deuxième vins where more is less. This is a well-crafted Echo...echo...echo... Drink 2019-2032
|Score: 89/91||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016|
Attractive dark berries with sweet, spicy oak that leads to a slick palate that delivers smooth tannins and a fresh, approachable finish. Try around 2021.
|Score: 91||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018|
A silky and firm wine with pretty fruit and spice character. Full and fine. Second wine of Lynch and makes the grade.
|Score: 90/91||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016|
The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages has grown into a gorgeous second wine. Pliant, supple and inviting, the 2015 is very nicely framed by silky tannins that add considerable appeal and early approachability. There is striking purity to the red cherry and plum fruit, while lifted, floral aromatics contribute brightness. Echo is in one of the most complete, alluring second wines I tasted in 2015. Today, it is flat out delicious. 2020+
|Score: 91||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018|
The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages is forward, succulent and quite expressive. A wine that will drink well early, the 2015 captures all of the radiance of the vintage, with good freshness and an appealing, mid-weight personality. The Echo is a quintessential 2015 endowed with lovely depth and tons of near-term appeal.
|Score: 87/89||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016|
Tasted blind. Some richness. And juice. Real wine with energy and fruit.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019|
Dark bright crimson. Scented and light weight but lively and very fresh. Just a bit dry and demanding. Very much a second wine… Pretty classic Pauillac - but no attempt at flattery. 13.3%
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016|
This is the new name, since 2008, for the second wine of Chateau Lynch Bages with a new modern label. It was formerly known as Haut Bages Averous. Maturation is in barrels that have seen one vintage of Lynch Bages. The 2015 blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot. Bright purple colour with violets and cassis on the nose. The palate is juicy with black cherries and plums. The texture is smooth and fleshy with a white chocolate and red cherry lift on the finish. Plump and smooth, this will provide lots of early drinking pleasure while you wait for the Grand Vin.
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, March 2016|
The nose has mix of black fruits concentration and depth the start of the palate lighter with more of a bramble and bilberry influence. The fruit in the middle is ripe more depth the fleshy richness at the back rather overtaken by tannic firmness.
|Score: 88/91||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016|
Lynch’s second wine, which accounted for 35% of total production, saw no new oak in 2015.
It’s quite a forward wine, with red and black fruits, nice texture and supple tannins. A claret
that will provide plenty of pleasure in its youth. Drink: 2019-24
|Score: 91||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016|