Echo de Lynch Bages 2018
Château Lynch-Bages is in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux and classified as one of eighteen 5èmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The 90 hectares occupy a gravel ridge looking down over the Gironde river are planted predominantly with red wine grape varieties (73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot).
Château Lynch-Bages is primarily known for its eponymous red wine, of which approximately 25,000 cases are made in an average year. The malolactic fermentation takes place mainly in large stainless steel tanks, and the wine then spends about 15 months in oak barrels (of which some 50-60% are new) before bottling. As of 2008, the second label of Lynch-Bages is called, "Echo de Lynch-Bages". A third wine has now been added, called "Pauillac de Lynch-Bages". All of which are quintessential Paulliac!
Deep color. Well concentrated wine with cassis inky graphite aromas with some dark chocolate notes. Silky textured palate with plenty of dark fruits and suppleness, dense fine tannins.
James Suckling94 Points, Robert Parker’s 92 Points
Country: Pauillac, Bordeaux - France