Château Lynch-Moussas

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0327 ratings
8.940 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Served in-flight on Emirates enroute to Cape Town with Braised Veal Cheeks.

The nose shows; blackberries, black plum skin, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, slight dark fruit liqueur notes, dark spice, clove, hints of nutmeg, black tea, black licorice notes, whiff of brown sugar/molasses, dark, rich soil, leather, a fair amount of cedar, vanilla, dry top soil, dry stones, limestone minerals, crushed rocks with dark withering flowers.

The body is full and tannins just starting to soften nicely...almost velvety. The structure, tension, length and balance are starting to knit together nicely. There is still some astringency to it. I’d cellar it another five years. Fruits of; blackberries, black plum skin, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed strawberries & blueberries. Slight dark fruit liqueur notes, dark spice, clove, hints of nutmeg, black tea, touch of black licorice, notes of brown sugar/molasses, dark, rich soil, leather, a fair amount of cedar, vanilla, dry top soil, dry stones, limestone minerals, crushed rocks with dark withering flowers. The acidity is round & nice. The long finish is still slightly earth dominate but, showing elegance, richness and the beginnings of polish.

Photos of; Chateau Lynch Bages, the iconic work shed on the Estate, the old historic basket press and construction of a new state of art facility. Completion TBD.

Served in-flight on Emirates enroute to Cape Town with Braised Veal Cheeks.

The nose shows; blackberries, black plum skin, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, slight dark fruit liqueur notes, dark spice, clove, hints of nutmeg, black tea, black licorice notes, whiff of brown sugar/molasses, dark, rich soil, leather, a fair amount of cedar, vanilla, dry top soil, dry stones, limestone minerals, crushed rocks with dark withering flowers.

The body is full and tannins just starting to soften nicely...almost velvety. The structure, tension, length and balance are starting to knit together nicely. There is still some astringency to it. I’d cellar it another five years. Fruits of; blackberries, black plum skin, dark cherries, black raspberries, stewed strawberries & blueberries. Slight dark fruit liqueur notes, dark spice, clove, hints of nutmeg, black tea, touch of black licorice, notes of brown sugar/molasses, dark, rich soil, leather, a fair amount of cedar, vanilla, dry top soil, dry stones, limestone minerals, crushed rocks with dark withering flowers. The acidity is round & nice. The long finish is still slightly earth dominate but, showing elegance, richness and the beginnings of polish.

Photos of; Chateau Lynch Bages, the iconic work shed on the Estate, the old historic basket press and construction of a new state of art facility. Completion TBD.

Apr 20th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Punching way above it’s class and reputation (in this vintage).

Punching way above it’s class and reputation (in this vintage).

Mar 27th, 2019
Mike R
9.1

The wine is taking a long time to blow off the funk but the elegance is shining through - color has not broken down but not fruit forward which I am glad - structure still in tact 19 years later and finish is softer than I desire but bottom line drinking and enjoying and helping me absorb shitty music like John Denver my wife is playing / I pray her playlist ends soon / this wine is not to be enjoyed by itself like I am doing as I started a diet so no cheese 😢 / this is not going to age and get better so enjoy if you have - just a little smile tonight

The wine is taking a long time to blow off the funk but the elegance is shining through - color has not broken down but not fruit forward which I am glad - structure still in tact 19 years later and finish is softer than I desire but bottom line drinking and enjoying and helping me absorb shitty music like John Denver my wife is playing / I pray her playlist ends soon / this wine is not to be enjoyed by itself like I am doing as I started a diet so no cheese 😢 / this is not going to age and get better so enjoy if you have - just a little smile tonight

Feb 17th, 2019
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.0

Halfer roadies.....

Halfer roadies.....

Nov 18th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2006 Laurel, pencilshaving, good balance but also a bit stubborn, has still a lot of years to go

Vintage 2006 Laurel, pencilshaving, good balance but also a bit stubborn, has still a lot of years to go

Dec 14th, 2017
Mike R
9.1

Decant for a long time - this tastes a big pot roast with all the trimmings - not special - fruits abs spices galore but still has acidity and little tannic but not definitely big flavor so smiling

Decant for a long time - this tastes a big pot roast with all the trimmings - not special - fruits abs spices galore but still has acidity and little tannic but not definitely big flavor so smiling

Sep 11th, 2017
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.3

This was just singing . Great intensity and complexity on the nose with a blend of ripe black fruit, leather, mushrooms, graphite, and cedar. The palate followed the palate showing fantastic complexity and balance. The tannins were lush and the acid kept everything elevated. Solid finish. #lynchmoussas #pauillac #bordeaux #cabernetsaugvinon #leftbank #ctbucklinwine

This was just singing . Great intensity and complexity on the nose with a blend of ripe black fruit, leather, mushrooms, graphite, and cedar. The palate followed the palate showing fantastic complexity and balance. The tannins were lush and the acid kept everything elevated. Solid finish. #lynchmoussas #pauillac #bordeaux #cabernetsaugvinon #leftbank #ctbucklinwine

Sep 7th, 2017
Rob Mayes

This stuff is fantastic. Ample barnyard and horse blanket - plenty of pleasant funk all around. Menthol notes. Peppermint on the finish accompanied by bitter endive. Silky. Nice and inky. Drinking well now.

This stuff is fantastic. Ample barnyard and horse blanket - plenty of pleasant funk all around. Menthol notes. Peppermint on the finish accompanied by bitter endive. Silky. Nice and inky. Drinking well now.

2 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2014
David Koenen

Chocolate and leather, black olives and pencil shavings; this wine has a terrific and expressive nose, a multi layered palate expression and good, powerful but also light footed balance. Deep balsamic and nutty notes in the medium long finish.

Chocolate and leather, black olives and pencil shavings; this wine has a terrific and expressive nose, a multi layered palate expression and good, powerful but also light footed balance. Deep balsamic and nutty notes in the medium long finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2006 / mocca, chocolate, pencilshaving, flint, roundness

Vintage 2006 / mocca, chocolate, pencilshaving, flint, roundness

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2016