Robert Parker 86
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Echo de Lynch Bages has a nose of baked black cherries, dried mulberries and redcurrant jelly with hints of tobacco leaf, fallen leaves, camphor and potpourri. Medium-bodied, the palate has a racy line and chewy edge, while the fruit is quite subtle, finishing a little short and grippy.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2029
Tasted blind. Deep smudgy garnet. Delicate aroma of spice and black fruits with a touch of cigar box. Smells invitingly stony/mineral too. Herbaceous but not green. Tight, chewy and refined. Tightly wound yet well balanced and elegant. Some tea-leaf as it opens. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030