Chateau Lynch Bages was purchased by Jean-Charles Cazes on the eve of the outbreak of World War Two. A believer in late harvests, he made the wine riper and more powerful. This Pauillac is about pleasure; rich, gently textured and bursting with flavours. Still in the family, this popular estate exceeds its fifth growth status.
One of my favourite Echo de Lynch Bages for many years, this wine is now very much the baby brother of the Grand Vin itself. Twenty-seven percent of the harvest was used to create the wine this year. Well proportioned, fresh, energetic and cooling, it is ripe and opulent in 2014. Soft, succulent, moreish and brimming with dark damson fruit, this is wonderfully quaffable. It is a fine introduction to the wines of the great Ch. Lynch Bages estate and really well proportioned.73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot