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2018 Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1408646 93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Very layered and dense second wine of Lynch this year. Medium to full body, juicy fruit and polished and chewy tannins. Will need time. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

91-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark 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. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. (LPB) 90-92+ Inner quote mark (4/2019)

89-92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark 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. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now. (JM, Web Only-2019) Inner quote mark

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Inky core with bright purple rim. Sweeter on the nose than the Haut-Batailley just tasted. Cassis and a touch of blueberry. Rounded and smooth but less pretty than the Haut-Batailley Verso, perhaps more long-lived. 16.5/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

K&L Notes

88-90 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Echo de Lynch Bages is matured for 12 months in one-year-old oak, as usual. I find this much more restrained and better defined on the nose compared directly with the Verso de Haut-Batailley, offering pure blackberry and cassis fruit laced with minerals and pressed violets. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, layers of slightly toasty black fruit laced with tobacco and black pepper, and a fine, cohesive finish. A little denser in style for Echo, but well-crafted, and it should give 12 to 15 years of drinking pleasure." (11/2019)


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