|Bordeaux||2011||Echo de Lynch Bages||BT||2 \ 0||24||325.00||12||24||36.111110666667||86.00||86.00||Echo de Lynch Bages||0.75||10|
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The second wine, the 2011 Echo de Lynch Bages displays an impressively saturated ruby/purple color along with a narrow framework and breadth of flavor in the mouth, but attractive black cherry and spice characteristics. Medium-bodied and pleasant, it is best drunk over the next 7-8 years.
The Echo de Lynch Bages has the highest Merlot ever at 41% of the blend as the yields were higher and as Jean-Charles said, it just ended up that way. It has a precocious nose with espresso-tinged black fruit with a hint of brine that become more prominent with aeration. The palate is well balanced with rather brusque, chalky tannins. Very linear at the moment with a citric thread of acidity towards the finish. Fine. Tasted April 2012.
A wine with smoke and berry character, and ultra-polished tannins. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Very tannic. Should soften by 2019.
This is the new name for the second wine of Chateau Lynch Bages with a new modern label. It was formerly known as Haut Bages Averous. 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc. Elevage in 1 year old barrels. An impressive black colour here with lots of weight and concentration. This is a serious Pauillac more than it is a second wine. Some firm tannic structure and plenty of power. An impressive effort.
Black fruits dominate and fill out the nose and give a rich start to the palate. The fruit feels ripe fleshing out the middle but the tannins that lie underneath are very firm slightly aggressive and tend to hold back some of the fruit on the finish.
Shows mineral and cassis character with hints of mint. Medium to full body, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. A little hollow in the mid-palate. Second wine of Lynch.