Echo de Lynch Bages (2nd wine of Lynch Bages) 2016

Pauillac, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Echo de Lynch-Bages has a straightforward bouquet, not complex but focused, featuring red currant, briar and light floral scents; there is a light wet clay aroma in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and fine acidity. This feels rounded in the mouth and quite pure. A hint of white pepper emerges toward the finish. Lovely, but early drinking.

Score: 89

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2020-2025 01 January 2019

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.

Score: 89 - 91

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2020-2032 28 April 2017

The 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages is an irresistibly beautiful, racy Pauillac. Sweet floral and spice overtones add brilliant top notes to a core of bright red cherry and plum fruit. Generous, supple and inviting, with silky tannins, the 2016 is going to be ready to deliver considerable pleasure upon release. Today, it is beautiful and alluring.

Score: 92

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2020-2031 01 January 2019

The 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages offers lovely intensity in its bold, forward fruit. Sweet dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol infuse this deep, racy Pauillac. Sumptuous and resonant on the palate, the 2016 will drink nicely right out of the gate. Today, the primary fruit is super-expressive.

Score: 89 - 92

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com 25 April 2017

The 2016 Echo de Lynch Bages is deep garnet-purple colored and opens with kirsch, redcurrant jelly and baked blackcurrants with nuances of tilled soil and dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, packed, elegant, refreshing and tightly wound with firm tannins, finishing long.

Score: 90

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2019-2030 30 November 2018

Echo de Lynch-Bages this year accounts for 25% of overall production, and even here we are at a tannin index of 85IPT. But the freshness is undeniable, with a pH of 3.55 giving beautiful violet reflections on the colour. On the palate, there are softer brambly fruits than in the grand vin. 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.

Score: 91

Decanter Maturity: 2025-2038 20 April 2017

73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot. Second-year barrels. Very deep crimson. Rather pure and alluring on the nose. Then a little tart on the end. As though all the wines with less ripe phenolics went into this. Sandpaper tannins.

Score: 16

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2021-2028 18 April 2017

Shows a slightly dusty edge, but the core of fruit bursts with friendly cassis and cherry compote flavors. Cedar and singed vanilla accents score the finish.

Score: 90 - 93

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 10 April 2017

The second wine of Lynch is linear and tight with beautiful blackberry and currant character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and an energetic finish. Super concentrated on the center palate.

Score: 93 - 94

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 24 March 2017