Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Echo de Lynch Bages, PAUILLAC

$60 ex. GST
$69 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $80.50

Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

The second wine of Château Lynch-Bages.

Lots of Lynch character to this wine, with a full body and blackcurrant, dark-chocolate, tar and lean-pencil character. Full and flavorful. Solid center-palate. Second wine. Nicely put together. 56% merlot and 44% cabernet sauvignon. 93-94 James Suckling.

The 2021 Echo de Lynch-Bages has a clean and pure bouquet, blackberry and bilberry fruit, a subtle marine/estuarine influence in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins on the entry, moderate weight and depth, gentle grip with a touch of graphite on the finish. It needs to knit together during barrel maturation, and I have little doubt that it will. 87-89 Neal Martin.

Very much in the Pauillac spirit. This gets better as it opens, it has good balance and plenty of freshness, 11% new oak, rest one year old. 3.7ph. 90 Jane Anson.

Vivd purple colour. Pencil shavings, graphite and cool blackcurrant fruit on the nose. The palate has a real crunch of tannin but this integrates into the black fruit with the aid of sweet wood spice. Focused and fine, this lingers with cedar, tobacco and more cool blackcurrant on the finish. It will need a year or so in bottle to settle but should offer drinking pleasure in the mid-term. 89-91 Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners.

Seductively scented, deep and dark, ripe black fruits with very soft floral scents. Ripe, juicy and so approachable, such a great texture, mouthfilling in a delicate way. It's a cool style, with blue fruits - blueberries, plums. cherries - but the tannins are so well integrated. I love the overall feel, really well worked with a light overall frame. A slow burner with classic charm. 89 Georgina Hindle, Decanter

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