Château Lynch-Moussas

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.016 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2019
Chris England

This was the first Chateau that got me hooked on Pauillac & still is one of the best at this price of £40 😁 not a top vintage but drinking well 😉

📍 Chateau Lynch-Moussas 2008

🏵 89 points

🍇 70% Cabernet Sauvignon & 30% Merlot

🍷 Deep ruby

👃 Smoked oak & cedar through gravel & minerals into soft dark berry fruits w/ touches of plum, herbs, red berry, snapped pencil & liquorice

👄 Med body of smooth mineral infused earthy dark berry fruits w/ a touch of mocha & red liquorice

🎯 Med dark fruit finale w/ a light mineral dry touch

This was the first Chateau that got me hooked on Pauillac & still is one of the best at this price of £40 😁 not a top vintage but drinking well 😉

📍 Chateau Lynch-Moussas 2008

🏵 89 points

🍇 70% Cabernet Sauvignon & 30% Merlot

🍷 Deep ruby

👃 Smoked oak & cedar through gravel & minerals into soft dark berry fruits w/ touches of plum, herbs, red berry, snapped pencil & liquorice

👄 Med body of smooth mineral infused earthy dark berry fruits w/ a touch of mocha & red liquorice

🎯 Med dark fruit finale w/ a light mineral dry touch

Mar 5th, 2019
Philippe Dupuis

A balanced 5th growth, nose flirting with cedar, fruit and forest floor notes, mouth follows with low bitterness and polished tannins. Fully integrated and easy drinking bargain Pauillac that delivers.

A balanced 5th growth, nose flirting with cedar, fruit and forest floor notes, mouth follows with low bitterness and polished tannins. Fully integrated and easy drinking bargain Pauillac that delivers.

Nov 29th, 2017
sam
8.7

Great value

Great value

Apr 6th, 2017
Corey Chen

Rather confectionary sweetness paired with light taste but strong nose. Round tannin is the only aspect of classic pauillac wine. It definitely has character. #ChangAirport tax free shop labels it at 75 usd, which is way over priced.

Rather confectionary sweetness paired with light taste but strong nose. Round tannin is the only aspect of classic pauillac wine. It definitely has character. #ChangAirport tax free shop labels it at 75 usd, which is way over priced.

Mar 10th, 2017
Thierry POUSSIN

2008, rue Mandron 33000 Bordeaux

2008, rue Mandron 33000 Bordeaux

Nov 30th, 2016
Jeff Hollinden

A little stern, tight. Young, could mellow a little.

A little stern, tight. Young, could mellow a little.

Sep 18th, 2015
Marc Miller

Vegetal and subtle rotten trash nose, jammy and oversimplified. Unbalanced.

Vegetal and subtle rotten trash nose, jammy and oversimplified. Unbalanced.

Jul 10th, 2017
Michael Richter

Michael had this 3 years ago

Michael had this 3 years ago

Sep 23rd, 2016
Richard List

Richard had this 3 years ago

Richard had this 3 years ago

Apr 24th, 2016