1996 Château Lynch-Moussas Pauillac Wine Tasting Note

1996 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 85

Fully mature, medium bodied, lighter styled Pauillac, with a crisp, cranberry, cassis, earth, cedar and tobacco character. There is some rusticity in the sharp, peppery finish. I like the wine more on the nose, than on the palate.

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chateau Lynch Moussas Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Lynch Moussas, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lynch Moussas can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Lynch Moussas is usually better with at least 7-9 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Lynch Moussas offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Lynch Moussas with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Lynch Moussas is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Lynch Moussas is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Lynch Moussas is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.