Overlooking the Gironde Estuary, Chateau Lynch-Bages is a great growth in the 1855 classification located on a magnificent gravelly rise on the outskirts of Pauillac.
The estate formerly belonged to the Lynch family, originally from Ireland, and was purchased by Jean-Charles Cazes in 1939. Housed in a 16th-century building, the old vat room dates back to the 1850s. It is one of the rare remaining winemaking facilities of its kind. A visit is truly a trip back in time......
In 2017, the family began a new chapter in the estate’s history by renovating its winemaking facilities. In-depth soil surveys have been undertaken in the vineyard for several years, and the renovation project, headed by American architect Chien Chung Pei, naturally fits into the estate’s quest for excellence. The estate will offer tours of its new cellars in 2020!
Château Haut-Bages Averous was the name of the former Pauillac estate acquired by André Cazes and was the domaine's second wine from 1976 onwards. It was renamed Echo de Lynch-Bages as of the 2008 vintage in order to affirm its relationship with the Grand Cru Classé.Its name Echo 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. Like its big brother, Echo de Lynch-Bages displays the characteristic taste, aromas and length of Pauillac wines. As an echo of the first wine, it receives the same care and attention from the vine to the cellars. It is the result of a selection of Lynch-Bages' youngest vines and specific plots which represent between 25 to 40 % of the harvest depending on the vintage. Echo de Lynch-Bages is round, soft and seductive in its youth with outstanding potential for bottle age.
Second wine: Echo de Lynch-Bages
Area Under Vine:
|70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 52% Petit Verdot
|18 months in French oak barrels- New barrels: 70%
|Echo de Lynch-Bages
|Château Lynch-Bages 33250 Pauillac FRANCE