62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. There are few chateaux that have marked the history of the Méec like that of Chateau Lynch-Bages. It is on the “Batges” lands near Pauillac where this great wine adventure began in the 17th century. The Chateau, then known as “Cru de Lynch”, was owned by Thomas Lynch, son of John Lynch, a native of Galway (Ireland), and a Bordeaux trader. The reputation of Thomas Lynch’s wines was such that the Chateau was ranked among the Fifth Classified Growths in the prestigious classification of 1855 in honor of the World Fair in Paris. In 1939, the Cazes family bought the Chateau with its 100 hectares of vineyards that made up the estate. A renaissance then began at Chateau Lynch-Bages. Divided into two parts, the vineyards are spread over the Bages plateau and near Chateau Mouton-Rothschild on gravel-sand soil that offers excellent drainage. The history of the great wines of Chateau Lynch-Bages starts with the type of care given to the vines. Recognized as one of Bordeaux’s most sought-after Classified Growths, Chateau Lynch-Bages offers the pleasure of powerful, opulent wines that have become more precise after each vintage. Elegant and structured, the wines are generous in their youth while becoming more aromatically complex as they age. In 2008, the Chateau Lynch-Bages Second Wine was renamed from Chateau Haut-Bages Averous (in production since 1976) to Echo de Lynch-Bages in order to draw a stronger link between this wine and the Grand Cru Classe property. The grapes are a selection of the chateau’s younger vines and after fermentation, the wine is aged for a period of 12 months in French oak barrels used for one previous vintage. Receiving the same level of care and attention as its big brother, Echo de Lynch-Bages truly captures the essence of Pauillac and the signature style of Lynch-Bages in the glass, offering a fantastic introduction to the Lynch-Bages portfolio.