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Château Lynch-Moussas

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2023
93
Tobacco leaf, licorice, espresso currants, cherries, and flowers. The medium-bodied palate is loaded with soft, fresh, ripe, round, black cherries, and juicy, currants. There is length, freshness, complexity, and loads of classic character here. The wine blends 78% Cabernet Sauvignon with 22% Merlot. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2050. 92-94 Pts.

Tobacco leaf, licorice, espresso currants, cherries, and flowers. The medium-bodied palate is loaded with soft, fresh, ripe, round, black cherries, and juicy, currants. There is length, freshness, complexity, and loads of classic character here. The wine blends 78% Cabernet Sauvignon with 22% Merlot. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2050. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
93
The nose shows its tobacco leaf, cedar, lead pencil and currant side with a single swirl. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, and fresh, with black raspberries, currants, licorice ,and most importantly, sweetness, and lift to the red berries as well as a nice licorice accent on the back of the finish. Give it a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork, and it will be even better. The wine blends 74% Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot. 14% ABV. 3.7 pH. The harvest took place September 8 - September 27. Drink from 2026-2050. 92-94 Pts.

The nose shows its tobacco leaf, cedar, lead pencil and currant side with a single swirl. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, and fresh, with black raspberries, currants, licorice ,and most importantly, sweetness, and lift to the red berries as well as a nice licorice accent on the back of the finish. Give it a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork, and it will be even better. The wine blends 74% Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot. 14% ABV. 3.7 pH. The harvest took place September 8 - September 27. Drink from 2026-2050. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
92
Blackberries, smoke, tobacco, herbs and creme de cassis are already on display on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and polished, with a sweet edge to the juicy currants on the mid-palate and in the spicy, espresso and cocoa-tinted, red berry finish. This is showing better from the bottle than it did from the barrel. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2045.

Blackberries, smoke, tobacco, herbs and creme de cassis are already on display on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and polished, with a sweet edge to the juicy currants on the mid-palate and in the spicy, espresso and cocoa-tinted, red berry finish. This is showing better from the bottle than it did from the barrel. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2045.

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Cigar box, herbs, tobacco leaf, cedar, and red currants are already on display on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and polished, with a sweet edge to the juicy currants on the mid-palate and in the spicy, espresso-tinted, red berry finish. Give it a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot. 14% ABV. Drink from 2026-2045. 91-93

Cigar box, herbs, tobacco leaf, cedar, and red currants are already on display on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh, soft and polished, with a sweet edge to the juicy currants on the mid-palate and in the spicy, espresso-tinted, red berry finish. Give it a few years in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon with 28% Merlot. 14% ABV. Drink from 2026-2045. 91-93

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2020
93
Classic, firm and fresh with a solid core of sweet, chewy, dark cassis, tobacco, cedar, and a touch of spearmint which adds more freshness. The fruits are refined, crisp and juicy, with a firm, bite of Cabernet Sauvignon and tobacco leaf n the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2026-2050.

Classic, firm and fresh with a solid core of sweet, chewy, dark cassis, tobacco, cedar, and a touch of spearmint which adds more freshness. The fruits are refined, crisp and juicy, with a firm, bite of Cabernet Sauvignon and tobacco leaf n the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2026-2050.

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Tobacco leaf, cedar, spice, cigar box and red berries are just great on the nose. Medium/full-bodied, refined, crisp and juicy, with round tannins, concentration and a firm, fresh, bite of Cabernet Sauvignon and tobacco leaf on the palate that stays with you through the savory finish. Give this 7-8 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 2 decades with pleasure. 92-94 Pts

Tobacco leaf, cedar, spice, cigar box and red berries are just great on the nose. Medium/full-bodied, refined, crisp and juicy, with round tannins, concentration and a firm, fresh, bite of Cabernet Sauvignon and tobacco leaf on the palate that stays with you through the savory finish. Give this 7-8 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 2 decades with pleasure. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
2019 is a powerful, concentrated, tannic, backward, crisp, chewy, almost austere, classic Pauillac. Once past the tannic backdrop, you find a big, juicy blast of peppery, tobacco-stained cassis and blackberries. Long, structured and firm, with a savory edge to the spicy, earthy, red currant and cranberry finish, it is going to need cellaring before being fun to taste. The special label trumpets the Casteja family owning the property for 100 years. Drink from 2028-2050.

2019 is a powerful, concentrated, tannic, backward, crisp, chewy, almost austere, classic Pauillac. Once past the tannic backdrop, you find a big, juicy blast of peppery, tobacco-stained cassis and blackberries. Long, structured and firm, with a savory edge to the spicy, earthy, red currant and cranberry finish, it is going to need cellaring before being fun to taste. The special label trumpets the Casteja family owning the property for 100 years. Drink from 2028-2050.

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Celebrating 100 years of ownership by the Casteja family, the 2019 vintage for Lynch-Moussas hits all the right notes. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a big, juicy blast of peppery, tobacco-stained cassis and blackberry, the wine is firm, classic, structured long and intense. With a dynamic finish, this is the finest vintage of Lynch-Moussas I recall ever tasting. This will age, so let it rest for a decade before popping a bottle and enjoy it over the following 20-30 years, or longer. 92-94 Pts

Celebrating 100 years of ownership by the Casteja family, the 2019 vintage for Lynch-Moussas hits all the right notes. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a big, juicy blast of peppery, tobacco-stained cassis and blackberry, the wine is firm, classic, structured long and intense. With a dynamic finish, this is the finest vintage of Lynch-Moussas I recall ever tasting. This will age, so let it rest for a decade before popping a bottle and enjoy it over the following 20-30 years, or longer. 92-94 Pts

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2018
92
Herbs, tobacco leaf, currants, cedar and spice aromas are the right place to start. On the palate, the fruit is fresh, lively and vibrant, with a chewy, crisp, tangy, juicy character that holds true to the finish. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.

Herbs, tobacco leaf, currants, cedar and spice aromas are the right place to start. On the palate, the fruit is fresh, lively and vibrant, with a chewy, crisp, tangy, juicy character that holds true to the finish. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.

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The juicy, black currant, herb and tobacco leaf character really come through this year. The wine is medium/full-bodied with ripe tannins and ample freshness to the blackberry and cassis palate. This should be easy to drink within five years of release. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. 91-93 Pts

The juicy, black currant, herb and tobacco leaf character really come through this year. The wine is medium/full-bodied with ripe tannins and ample freshness to the blackberry and cassis palate. This should be easy to drink within five years of release. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. 91-93 Pts

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2017
90
Medium-bodied, with a top note of tobacco, cedar, pepper and herbs that comes along with the fresh, bright, crisp, spicy red fruits. Classic in nature, give this at least 5 or more years and it could be an even better wine.

Medium-bodied, with a top note of tobacco, cedar, pepper and herbs that comes along with the fresh, bright, crisp, spicy red fruits. Classic in nature, give this at least 5 or more years and it could be an even better wine.

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Dark cassis aroma is the first thing you notice. From there, the cedar, tobacco and leafy cigar wrapper notes kick in. The wine is full bodied with soft, ripe tannins and ample crispy freshness. This should be easy to drink within five years of release a

Dark cassis aroma is the first thing you notice. From there, the cedar, tobacco and leafy cigar wrapper notes kick in. The wine is full bodied with soft, ripe tannins and ample crispy freshness. This should be easy to drink within five years of release a

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2016
92
Medium-bodied, with smoke, thyme, mint and bright red fruits on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, crisp and just a tiny bit herbal in the finish, giving you a classic Pauillac profile.

Medium-bodied, with smoke, thyme, mint and bright red fruits on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, crisp and just a tiny bit herbal in the finish, giving you a classic Pauillac profile.

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Cassis, tobacco, cedar and blackberry sensations offer freshness, sweet fruits and soft tannins. The wine is medium bodied and with a few years of age it will be ready to drink. This wine was produced from a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot and is 13.5% ABV.

Cassis, tobacco, cedar and blackberry sensations offer freshness, sweet fruits and soft tannins. The wine is medium bodied and with a few years of age it will be ready to drink. This wine was produced from a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot and is 13.5% ABV.

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2015
90
Tobacco, cigar box, blackberry and cedar create the character. On the palate, the wine is almost easy to drink with its soft tannins. There is a strong, olive and cedar overtone. The wine was produced from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot.

Tobacco, cigar box, blackberry and cedar create the character. On the palate, the wine is almost easy to drink with its soft tannins. There is a strong, olive and cedar overtone. The wine was produced from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot.

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Cassis and blackberry notes play at the forefront of this satisfying but not overly complex, easy-drinking Pauillac. This wine was produced from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot. 87 - 89 Pts

Cassis and blackberry notes play at the forefront of this satisfying but not overly complex, easy-drinking Pauillac. This wine was produced from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
90
Forward, already open and showing its cedar, tobacco, spicy cassis character with not much effort. This is easy to drink, and will be even better with a few years of age.

Forward, already open and showing its cedar, tobacco, spicy cassis character with not much effort. This is easy to drink, and will be even better with a few years of age.

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Perhaps the best wine I've ever tasted from Lynch Moussas. A healthy dose of cassis, oak, tobacco and spice box create the nose. The wine is medium/full bodied, with ripe, dark red fruits, freshness and length. Clearly, this should be even better with age. The wine was produced from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot.

Perhaps the best wine I've ever tasted from Lynch Moussas. A healthy dose of cassis, oak, tobacco and spice box create the nose. The wine is medium/full bodied, with ripe, dark red fruits, freshness and length. Clearly, this should be even better with age. The wine was produced from a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot.

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2013
83
Light in color and fruit, with a peppery, olive, cranberry and cassis character that is best for early drinking.

Light in color and fruit, with a peppery, olive, cranberry and cassis character that is best for early drinking.

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Light, bright and crisp, the wine showcases crunchy red berries and a spicy cranberry finish. From a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot, making it a contender for the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon placed in the blend in the history of the estate, this wine will be best in its youth. 85-87 Pts

Light, bright and crisp, the wine showcases crunchy red berries and a spicy cranberry finish. From a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot, making it a contender for the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon placed in the blend in the history of the estate, this wine will be best in its youth. 85-87 Pts

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2012
88
From a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the wine is medium bodied, forward, focused on soft, bright leaning red fruits and easy to drink.

From a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the wine is medium bodied, forward, focused on soft, bright leaning red fruits and easy to drink.

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2011
85
Medium bodied, with a bright, crips quality to the tart and sweet red fruits, the wine ends with a cassis and cranberry note. Perhaps time will add to this blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot.

Medium bodied, with a bright, crips quality to the tart and sweet red fruits, the wine ends with a cassis and cranberry note. Perhaps time will add to this blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot.

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2010
89
Lots of blackberry, cassis and tobacco coupled with an equal amount of tannin that makes this a wine that needs at least 5 years in the cellar before it comes together. This is a good value wine for Pauillac. The wine was produced from a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot.

Lots of blackberry, cassis and tobacco coupled with an equal amount of tannin that makes this a wine that needs at least 5 years in the cellar before it comes together. This is a good value wine for Pauillac. The wine was produced from a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot.

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2009
88
Starting to show its secondary side with all the tobacco and cedar notes, the wine is medium bodied, earth, leafy, minty and bright. The wine is clearly ready for prime time drinking.

Starting to show its secondary side with all the tobacco and cedar notes, the wine is medium bodied, earth, leafy, minty and bright. The wine is clearly ready for prime time drinking.

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Produced from a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, this medium bodied wine already displays some tobacco, cassis, blackberry and earthy characteristics. Not mature, but accessible, you can drink this now, or age it for up to a decade.

Produced from a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, this medium bodied wine already displays some tobacco, cassis, blackberry and earthy characteristics. Not mature, but accessible, you can drink this now, or age it for up to a decade.

3,262 Views   Tasted
2008
87
Bright, red, crisp, crunchy red berries make up the core of this wine. Fresh, medium-bodied and old school, this classic luncheon claret leaves you with a bite of cranberry, cassis, green olive, herb, pepper and tobacco in the finish.

Bright, red, crisp, crunchy red berries make up the core of this wine. Fresh, medium-bodied and old school, this classic luncheon claret leaves you with a bite of cranberry, cassis, green olive, herb, pepper and tobacco in the finish.

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2007
85
Medium bodied, almost light actually, the wine is short, with a red berry and leafy, herbal, cigar wrapper character that requires drinking sooner than later.

Medium bodied, almost light actually, the wine is short, with a red berry and leafy, herbal, cigar wrapper character that requires drinking sooner than later.

3,659 Views   Tasted
2006
87
Medium bodied, stern, crisp, bright red berry styled wine, with an austere, dusty, sweet and tart, cassis and cranberry filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.

Medium bodied, stern, crisp, bright red berry styled wine, with an austere, dusty, sweet and tart, cassis and cranberry filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot.

4,619 Views   Tasted
2005
88
Medium bodied, lighter style of early drinking Pauillac with tobacco, cedar, cassis and cranberry.

Medium bodied, lighter style of early drinking Pauillac with tobacco, cedar, cassis and cranberry.

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2003
87
Fully mature, medium bodied, with more going on in the nose, with its tobacco, leaf, cedar, cassis and cranberry notes, than on the palate. Strict in style for 2003, there is no reason to age this any longer.

Fully mature, medium bodied, with more going on in the nose, with its tobacco, leaf, cedar, cassis and cranberry notes, than on the palate. Strict in style for 2003, there is no reason to age this any longer.

3,397 Views   Tasted
2000
88
Fully mature, medium bodied, correct Pauillac, with ample cedar, tobacco, cigar box, herbs and bright, crisp, red fruit. A little austere, but fun, this is probably at peak today.

Fully mature, medium bodied, correct Pauillac, with ample cedar, tobacco, cigar box, herbs and bright, crisp, red fruit. A little austere, but fun, this is probably at peak today.

4,806 Views   Tasted
1996
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.

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.

3,795 Views   Tasted
1995
84
Medium-bodied, firm, rustic, lean, tannic styled wine with a strong, cedar, pepper, leafy, tobacco filled character that accompanies the bright, sharp, crisp, red fruit. This is probably just slightly past full maturity and is already gently declining. It should be noted however that the wines coming from Lynch Moussas today and dramatically better.

Medium-bodied, firm, rustic, lean, tannic styled wine with a strong, cedar, pepper, leafy, tobacco filled character that accompanies the bright, sharp, crisp, red fruit. This is probably just slightly past full maturity and is already gently declining. It should be noted however that the wines coming from Lynch Moussas today and dramatically better.

3,485 Views   Tasted