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Echo de Lynch-Bages 2013

It displays a dense, deep ruby colour and an expressive nose on aromas of black fruits and spices. The attack is lively and racy. However, 2013 Echo de Lynch-Bages does display the characteristics of its elder brother Lynch-Bages. Undeniably, it is a lighter Echo but adequately reflects its elder brother Lynch Bages' character with cassis fruit, tobacco, wet earth, and truffle flavours. With reconciled tannins, the wine is easy to drink. 2013 is a difficult vintage but did not present a problem for a responsive field and winemaking team. Unfortunately, the yield is low, like less than 31.5 L/ha. Composition is 70% Cabernet and 30% Merlot. Wood-ageing is 14 months with used barrels.

Previously named Château Haut-Bages Averous, Echo de Lynch-Bages was renamed the 2008 vintage to affirm its relationship with the Grand Cru Classé. Its name Echo according to the official information, refers to the nymph from Greek mythology who was deprived of speech by Hera as a punishment for distracting her when Zeus wished to consort with beautiful mortals. As such, although Echo de Lynch-Bages is not the first to speak, it shares the first wine's elegance and character.

An echo of the first wine, it receives the same care and attention from the vine to the cellars. This 2013 results from a selection of Lynch-Bages' youngest vines and specific plots, representing 30% of the harvest. Echo de Lynch-Bages is round, soft and seductive in its youth, with outstanding potential for bottle age.


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