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Château Lynch-Moussas

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2020 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 93

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 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 93

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 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 92 Points

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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

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2017 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 90 Points

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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 91 Points

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2016 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 92 Points

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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% alcohol. 92 Points

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2015 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 90 Points

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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

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2014 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 90 Points

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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. 91 Points

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2013 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 83

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

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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

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2012 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 88 Points

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2011 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 85 Points

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2010 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 89 Points

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2009 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 88 Points

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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. 89 Points

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2008 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 87 Points

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2007 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 85 Points

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2006 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 87 Points

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2005 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 88

Medium bodied, lighter style of early drinking Pauillac with tobacco, cedar, cassis and cranberry. 88 Points

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2003 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 87 Points

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2000 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 88 Points

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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. 85 Points

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1995 Château Lynch-Moussas  (Pauillac) 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. 84 Points

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