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Echo de Lynch Bages 2021

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

Formerly known as Haut Bages Averous but rebranded in 2008, the second wine of Ch√Ęteau Lynch Bages has a modern label that brings it up to date with the exciting rennovations taking place here. Maturation is in barrels that have seen one vintage of Lynch Bages.

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Tasting Notes

Offering up aromas of minty cassis and blackberries mingled with loamy soil, the 2021 Echo de Lynch-Bages is a medium to full-bodied, lively and charming wine that's nicely balanced, but not especially deep or penetrating.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (260), April 2022

The 2021 Echo de Lynch-Bages has a clean and pure bouquet, blackberry and bilberry fruit, a subtle marine/estuarine influence in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins on the entry, moderate weight and depth, gentle grip with a touch of graphite on the finish. It needs to knit together during barrel maturation, and I have little doubt that it will. 13.1% alcohol.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2022

Echo is 56% Merlot with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and is consequently more forward than usual in 2021. Maturation in second fill Lynch Bages barrels for 12 months. Vivd purple colour. Pencil shavings, graphite and cool blackcurrant fruit on the nose. The palate has a real crunch of tannin but this integrates into the black fruit with the aid of sweet wood spice. Focused and fine, this lingers with cedar, tobacco and more cool blackcurrant on the finish. It will need a year or so in bottle to settle but should offer drinking pleasure in the mid-term.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2022

Lots of Lynch character to this wine, with a full body and blackcurrant, dark-chocolate, tar and lean-pencil character. Full and flavorful. Solid center-palate. Second wine. Nicely put together. 56% merlot and 44% cabernet sauvignon.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2022

The 2021 Echo de Lynch-Bages is a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it gives up expressive scents of baked plums, black cherry preserves, and warm cassis with touches of dried herbs and tree bark. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is delicate, verging on thin, with soft, well-managed tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

A little more angularity to the tannins than the Ormes de Pez, a little more serious overall, very much in the Pauillac spirit. This gets better as it opens, it has good balance and plenty of freshness, 11% new oak, rest one year old. 3.7ph.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, April 2022
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