Château Lynch-Bages

Echo de Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0286 ratings
9.030 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this about 2 years ago. The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974. A blend of 73% Cab Sauv & 27% Merlot, deep Ruby (lost purple edges), pronounced berry fruit aromas with cacao and vanilla notes. On the palate blackberry and plum flavors with tobacco and espresso notes. Dusty fine tannins, long ending with an oaky mineral character. Developed well! Tasting Sample!

Had this about 2 years ago. The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974. A blend of 73% Cab Sauv & 27% Merlot, deep Ruby (lost purple edges), pronounced berry fruit aromas with cacao and vanilla notes. On the palate blackberry and plum flavors with tobacco and espresso notes. Dusty fine tannins, long ending with an oaky mineral character. Developed well! Tasting Sample!

Mar 6th, 2020
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.9

A little green at first. Comes together soon after. Mostly primary and fresh. From 375ml.
Could be fun to sit on, but thoroughly enjoyable today.

A little green at first. Comes together soon after. Mostly primary and fresh. From 375ml.
Could be fun to sit on, but thoroughly enjoyable today.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Chris MacLean

Tight as a drum but easy enough to down.

Tight as a drum but easy enough to down.

Dec 7th, 2018
James Forsyth

A vibrant, red fruit driven Echo. Nice acidity. Rounds out well.

A vibrant, red fruit driven Echo. Nice acidity. Rounds out well.

Dec 7th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, and was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974. A blend of 73% Cab Sauv & 27% Merlot, deep purple red, intense berry fruit aromas with sweet vanilla notes. On the palate juicy blackberry and plum flavors with cacao and espresso notes. Dusty tight tannins, lingering ending with an oaky mineral character.

The estate once belonged to the famous Lynch family, of Irish origin, and was acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1934. His grandson, Jean-Michel Cazes restructured the estate in 1974. A blend of 73% Cab Sauv & 27% Merlot, deep purple red, intense berry fruit aromas with sweet vanilla notes. On the palate juicy blackberry and plum flavors with cacao and espresso notes. Dusty tight tannins, lingering ending with an oaky mineral character.

Aug 26th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

On the eve of Fathers Day I opened the 2014 Echo de Lynch Bages. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.

The nose has opulent dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, big in the black currant, licorice, tobacco, violet and dark rich soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black currant, tar licorice, graphite and fresh tolled soil.

The wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + grippy tannins that has a crisp lively long finish. An enjoyable wine that is approachable now but can use some more time in the bottle. Continue being safe and Happy Fathers Day to every father out there. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On the eve of Fathers Day I opened the 2014 Echo de Lynch Bages. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.

The nose has opulent dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, big in the black currant, licorice, tobacco, violet and dark rich soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black currant, tar licorice, graphite and fresh tolled soil.

The wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + grippy tannins that has a crisp lively long finish. An enjoyable wine that is approachable now but can use some more time in the bottle. Continue being safe and Happy Fathers Day to every father out there. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 17th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Second course w/ the 2010 Echo de Lynch Bages paired w/ Stuffed Quail w/ Huckleberry Sauce, Pommes Gaufrettes.

Even though this is a 2nd wine, it shows the quality and age ability of the 10 vintage.

The body is full with big tannins. Dark currants, spice, dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, creamy strawberries, cigar, dry clay, dry stones, graphite, limestone, softened leather with fresh & dry dark florals with deep violets haunting the long finish. The acidity & finish are the best I’ve tasted in all their Echo offerings.

This wine will continue to improve and further impress with another 8-10 years in bottle.

Excellent with the Quail.

Second course w/ the 2010 Echo de Lynch Bages paired w/ Stuffed Quail w/ Huckleberry Sauce, Pommes Gaufrettes.

Even though this is a 2nd wine, it shows the quality and age ability of the 10 vintage.

The body is full with big tannins. Dark currants, spice, dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, creamy strawberries, cigar, dry clay, dry stones, graphite, limestone, softened leather with fresh & dry dark florals with deep violets haunting the long finish. The acidity & finish are the best I’ve tasted in all their Echo offerings.

This wine will continue to improve and further impress with another 8-10 years in bottle.

Excellent with the Quail.

Jun 11th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Very persistent but still coiled up tight.

Very persistent but still coiled up tight.

Feb 2nd, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

The Echo is more pronounced and easier to decipher than a year ago. Distinctly Pauillac, showing blackcurrant, cassis, cedar, and pencil lead, with some faint secondary cocoa. Though it still has a primary feel, there's a blossoming nature about it that suggests its best is just around the corner.

The Echo is more pronounced and easier to decipher than a year ago. Distinctly Pauillac, showing blackcurrant, cassis, cedar, and pencil lead, with some faint secondary cocoa. Though it still has a primary feel, there's a blossoming nature about it that suggests its best is just around the corner.

2 people found it helpfulMar 14th, 2017
Adam Schneider

Sales Long Island Wine & Spirits

9.2

Adam had this 6 years ago

Adam had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2014