The Echo de Lynch Bages has the highest Merlot ever at 41% of the blend as the yields were higher and as Jean-Charles said, it just ended up that way. It has a precocious nose with espresso-tinged black fruit with a hint of brine that become more prominent with aeration. The palate is well balanced with rather brusque, chalky tannins. Very linear at the moment with a citric thread of acidity towards the finish. Fine. Tasted April 2012.
Score: 88, Neal Martin,
RobertParker.com, April 2012
A wine with smoke and berry character, and ultra-polished tannins. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Very tannic. Should soften by 2019.
Score: 90, James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com, February 2014