2018 Echo De Lynch Bages Pauillac

$54.95

Power, charm, concentration. Echo is the second wine of Lynch-Bages and packs in so much Bordeaux character for the price!
“Full, rich, wonderfully concentrated and well structured, it has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long.” – WA 
One of the value deals for top quality Bordeaux, easily affordable and so impressive in drinkability.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
One-year-old barrels
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Total Varietal Composition %:
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot 2% Cab Franc
Alcohol %:
13.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
90-92
Score Wine Spectator:
92
Score Vinous:
91-93
SKU #:
1039248
Size:
750 ml Bottle

JD93-95

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Echo De Lynch-Bages is the second wine of Lynch Bages and is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up all in once-used barrels. Cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and graphite notes all emerge from this deep, shockingly concentrated wine that has full-bodied richness, ripe, present tannins, and a great finish. The stats on this second wine are telling, and it’s 13.9% alcohol, 3.57 pH, and an IPT of 87. It's one serious, blockbuster-styled second wine that shows how successful some of the second wines in the vintage are.

JS93-94

James Suckling

Very layered and dense second wine of Lynch this year. Medium to full body, juicy fruit and polished and chewy tannins. Will need time.

VN91-93

Vinous

The 2018 Echo de Lynch Bages is a rich, sensual and inviting second wine. Dark cherry, pomegranate, mint, blood orange and spice infuse this racy, sumptuous second wine from Lynch Bages. Plush fruit and soft, silky contours add to the wine's immediacy and sheer appeal. This is very nicely done. Echo is 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

WA90-92+

Wine Advocate

Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc and without any new oak, the very deep purple-black colored 2018 Echo de Lynch Bages rolls seductively out of the glass with fragrant notes of candied violets, rose hip tea and fragrant soil over a core of crushed blackberries, warm blackcurrants and kirsch plus wafts of chocolate mint and crushed rocks. Full, rich, wonderfully concentrated and well structured, it has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long.

WS92
Wine Spectator
The dark plum and cassis fruit is focused and fresh, lined with subtle tobacco and incense hints. Light dusty and sanguine accents emerge on finish.
Barrel Sample:89-92
D92
Decanter

There is clear Pauillac typicity here – you're certainly getting a lot of bang for your buck with Echo in 2018. The tannins are pronounced with weight and shoulders that power the autumnal fruits and black pepper spicing through the palate. No new oak was used and yet the concentration from the fruit itself seems more than enough. (JA)