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2012 Echo de Lynch Bages


2012 Echo de Lynch Bages

On Sale: $59.94  (was: $74.94)*

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Lynch Bages has been one of the most consistently popular classified growths in the new millenium, offering a similar level of power and pedigree that nips at the heels of Pauillac’s finest, just without that pesky First Growth price tag. That popularity has meant that Lynch Bages' own price has grown well beyond its 5th growth status into the triple digits, which is why the estate’s second wine, Echo de Lynch Bages has become the Pauillac value to beat.

Today’s 2012 is an elegant vintage that is in a perfect spot to enjoy today, and for fans of Lynch Bages, this will scratch that itch for Pauillac at a solid price. The 2012 Echo, which as its name suggests, is an accessible and pedigreed reflection of “one of the most popular wines of Bordeaux” (Parker).

Jean-Charles Cazes has been managing Lynch Bages since 2007, and like his father the iconic Jean-Michel, he has launched a series of technical improvements and renovations that we’re used to seeing from 1st growths. Lynch Bages has grown to become a bastion of traditional Pauillac character; powerful, complex, and ageworthy. Echo de Lynch Bages offers much the same classic Pauillac signatures as the bigger brother (but less demanding of patience), and its quality has only gone up since the introduction of a third wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, this 2012 is ready to drink and a really satisfying Pauillac for under $60!

90 points, James Suckling: "Aromas and flavors of tar, berries and dark chocolate. Full body, relatively firm tannins and a finish that fills the palate. Well done."

*Offer publication date January 2, 2022. Pricing and availability subject to change.