LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2017

TASTINGGarnet-purple color. Lovely complex nose revealing roses, chocolate, blueberries and blackberries perfumes along with scrubland and smoke notes. In the mouth, this wine is fresh with a mineral profile.

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  • 22% Merlot
  • 78% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2016

TASTINGPurple color. Expressive nose with fruity (backberry, blackcurrant), floral, exotic wood, cedar and tobacco perfumes. On the palate, this wine is fresh, fruity, lively, with very elegant, deep, and high quality tannins. Long finish.

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  • 17% Merlot
  • 83% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2015

TASTINGFruity bouquet of raspberries and wild strawberries with woody notes. On the palate, this wine is moderately strong, offering smooth tannins and an attractive acidity. The 2015 Château Lynch-Moussas reveals a spicy finish. Good Length.

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  • 21% Merlot
  • 79% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2014

TASTINGPurple color. Expressive nose with notes of blackberry. On the palate, the wine is dense, smooth and silky and confirms its fruity profile. Very pleasant finish dominated by blackcurrant and sublte spicy hints.

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  • 21% Merlot
  • 79% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2013

TASTINGBeautiful colors. Nose with a nice fruity profile and aromas of cedar, graphite, toast and smoked. In the mouth, black fruits and chocolate notes. A wine with a good structure and an excellent length.

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  • 4% Merlot
  • 96% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2012

TASTINGDark red color. Rich blackberry notes on the nose. Dense and supple wine with a velvety and fruity texture. Lovely finish with blackcurrant aromas and subtle spicy notes.

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  • 21% Merlot
  • 79% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2011

TASTINGDark red-opaque color. Nose with fruity (black fruits), floral and woody scents with hints of green pepper, tobacco and smoked. A pleasant, dense, supple Pauillac with notes of coffee and a lovely finish with a woody touch.

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  • 22% Merlot
  • 78% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2010

TASTINGIntense, beautiful and dark color. Fruity nose. First impression of real opulence in mouth. The wine then delivers fruity aromas and a creamy dimension. A very savory rich wine with an excellent finish.

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  • 24% Merlot
  • 76% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2009

TASTINGBeautiful red color. Nose with aromas of ripe fruits. In the mouth, this wine appears as medium-bodied and its notes of Crème de Cassis make it elegant and richly fruity.

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  • 28% Merlot
  • 72% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2008

TASTINGThe color looks very attractive with deep ruby overtones, very limpid. On the nose, this wine is delicate with beautiful fruit (fresh red fruits). Clear start in the mouth. Fine and very round body, of great richness, offering a silky final.

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  • 23% Merlot
  • 77% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2007

TASTINGVery intense dark red-garnet color. Complex nose revealing a charming wine. Beautiful structure in the mouth. The tannins are powerful and strengthen the olfactory effect. A very promising wine.

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  • 25% Merlot
  • 75% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2006

TASTINGDeep ruby color. A very fresh nose of red fruits, developing notes of blueberry, raspberry and cherry. Well-balanced and elegant body, very rich in fruit. The tannins are melted and give to this wine a good length.

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  • 28 Merlot
  • 72% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2005

TASTINGRuby color with black hues. Complex and elegant nose dominated by fresh red fruit. Rich texture on the palate which shows a solid tannic backbone with plenty of woody and toasted notes. Its long and striking finish promises a superb longevity.

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  • 29% Merlot
  • 71% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2004

TASTINGVery colored wine, ruby robe. First nose of toasty oak scents opening to much more complex candied fruity notes. Supple start on the palate which gradually becomes full, tight and dense.

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  • 33% Merlot
  • 67% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2003

TASTINGDeep red-purple color. Elegant nose with blackcurrant and chocolate notes. In the mouth, expression of a beautiful fruit as well as the softness, richness, extreme length and very ripe tannins, complex wine.

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  • 32% Merlot
  • 68% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2002

TASTINGThe deep red color is an invitation to discover the vibrant bouquet revealing a mix of peppers, dark fruits, and cedar aromas. In the mouth youthful tannins accompany coffee and dark chocolate notes.

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  • 32% Merlot
  • 68% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2001

TASTINGDark red color. Nose with vanilla and red fruit aromas. In the mouth, supple and round start displaying intense savory melted vanilla flavors. Lovely length.

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  • 33% Merlot
  • 67% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 2000

TASTINGDark Ruby-purple color. Perfect nose of violet, notes of blackcurrant, coffee and vanilla with a hint of liquorice. Round and balanced mouth, full bodied, with velvety and gourmet tannins, a lot of fruits. Pleasant finish.

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  • 75% Merlot
  • 75% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1999

TASTINGBeautiful and light ruby robe. The aromatic bouquet is complex. Intense notes of dark berries like cherry and blackcurrant intermix with lighter leather aromas on the nose. Perfumes are pleasant and lovely. In the mouth, this wine is medium-bodied with a beautiful balance. Tannins are smooth and perfectly integrated and give the wine a velvety texture. Pretty length. A delicate wine providing a lot of pleasure.

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  • 22% Merlot
  • 68% Cabernet Sauvignon

LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1998

TASTINGBeautiful dark ruby, garnet robe with shimmering saffron hues. Limpid, bright and clean wine. Pleasant nose perfumed with truffle flavours and a touch of cinnamon. With airing, some empyreumatic scents appear: cinnamon, toasted bread, and chocolate. Vibrant start with nevertheless a lot of roundness and charm showing a lovely concentration at the core. The words ‘Elegance and harmony’ characterize the wine.

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LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1997

TASTINGBeautiful red-garnet color. Powerful and fruity nose with aromas of cedar, oak and spices. In the mouth, fruity notes and light tannins. A well-made wine with a nice length.

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LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1996

TASTINGBeautiful dense and deep brown color. Nose with a good intensity highlighted by very ripe blackcurrant : sign of a perfect maturity of cabernets for this vintage. Rond and concentrated mouth, with a beautiful volume, extremely successful final.

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LE CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1995

TASTINGIntense and complex bouquet dominated by fruity and toasted aromas. 1995 Château Lynch-Moussas has a beautiful dark red color with orange hues. Fresh and powerful start on the palate. Full bodied, harmonious wine revealing a beautiful tannic structure. The finish is very long and fruity (red fruits).

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1994

TASTINGBeautiful deep and dense color, ruby-garnet with bright hues. Pleasant and expressive nose with a lot of aromas: undergrowth, ripe red fruits, cinnamon and toasted bread. In the mouth, the start is generous and round, it then reveals a supple texture with a nice length and fine tannins. The wine is concentrated and rather powerful. The finish is very harmonious with an elegant taste.

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1990

TASTINGVery lovely colored wine. Complex nose with a bouquet of plum, blackcurrant, tobacco, pepper, cinnamon. In the mouth, smooth wine ,rather plump with red fruits and spicy notes.

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  • 28% Merlot
  • 72% Cabernet Sauvignon

CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1989

TASTINGDark ruby color. Fruity and floral nose with notes of plum and blackcurrant. In the mouth, 1989 Chateau Lynch-Moussas is medium-bodied, with sweet tannins. Well-made wine, very pleasant, supple and soft. Nice finish.

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1985

TASTING Brown-orange colors. Nice fruity nose with notes of cedar, wood, tobacco and pepper. In the mouth, this wine is silky, soft, fruity, and complex. 1985 Chateau Lynch-Moussas is a well-made wine with a nice length.

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1983

TASTINGDeep red color. Beautiful nose with floral and fruity bouquet and notes of cedar and liquorice. In the mouth, this wine shows a generous and very pleasant fruity profile, with a nice balance.

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1982

TASTINGDeep purple color. Nose with hints of vanilla, oak, truffle and black tea. In the mouth, this wine is silky, well-balanced, rather rich and velvety, presenting a nice fruitiness and light tannins.

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CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC MILLÉSIME 1979

TASTINGBeguiling, bright red-brown color. Smells of undergrowth, game and toffy aromas. Despite the years, the still perceptible acidity gives the wine some appropriate freshness. A lingering finish which will be a great pleasure for your palate.

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R. Parker : 91

The 2017 Lynch Moussas, composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with a very pretty nose of red roses and chocolate box over a core of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and wild blueberries with touches of garrigue and wood smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm, grainy backbone and oodles of freshness, finishing with great length and a mineral character coming through.

J. Suckling : 93

This is precise and linear with a very pretty center palate of tannins and a bright finish. Fresh acidity. Some hazelnuts just at the end, but it’s not from the wood. Elegant and refined.

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R. Parker : 94

The 2016 Lynch Moussas is a blend of 17% Merlot an 83% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 48 hectoliters per hectare between 3 and 19 October. Matured in 60% new oak and the remainder one year old, this has a concentrated bouquet that offers tobacco-infused black fruit, briary and then with aeration, veins of pencil lead. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin cloaked in plenty of black fruit, quite spicy for Lynch Moussas with a touch of orange rind developing towards the finish. I appreciate the salinity on the aftertaste here. This is excellent and may well surpass the impressive 2015 last year.

J. Robinson : 17-

Sweet ink on the nose. Tasted just after Lynch-Bages, it’s obviously less dense and a little frailer but it is a good Lynch-Moussas and takes advantage of what the vintage has to offer. Long.

J. Suckling : 93

This is very dense and intense with lovely intensity and energy. Dense, round and savory tannins. Another winner from here.

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R. Parker : 94

The 2015 Lynch Moussas is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot cropped at 44 hl/ha between 17 September and 1 October. It has a very controlled bouquet at first with tightly wound raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, the oak nicely integrated and some lovely undergrowth aromas surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the acidity well judged, leading to a spice-tinged finish that lingers long in the mouth. It is a very fine follow-up to the 2014 last year, with a freshness and class that I did not find conveyed ten years ago.

J. Suckling : 93

Extremely well done for the vintage in Pauillac with attractive dried flower, currant and light stone character. Medium to full body. Fine tannins.

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J. Robinson : 17

Dark burly ruby. Very seductive scent. Drive and appeal. Not massive but very well balanced and convincing. Long. Nothing in excess. Very appetising.

R. Parker : 92

The Château Lynch-Moussas 2014 is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot picked 26 September and picked over the following three weeks, the same as the 2008 vintage according to Frédéric Castéja (compared to 10 days in 2013!) The wine is aged in 55% new French oak. It has a fragrant bouquet that shows a little more fruit intensity than the Batailley at this stage, perhaps more harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannins and a pure core of cedar-infused fruit. With impressive density and focus on the finish, this is a top-notch Lynch Moussas and perhaps the first year where it may surpass the Castèja family’s Batailley. Excellent.

J. Suckling : 94

Classic aromas of lead pencil, blackcurrants and currant bush. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a focused finish. A beauty. So classy and serious. Best ever? Hard not to drink now. Almost all cabernet sauvignon. Try in 2020.

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J. Robinson : 17.5

Blackcurrant, tomato stalk, cedar and tobacco – couldn’t be more classic in terms of flavour profile. Pert tannins with good acidity. Masterful, clever winemaking. Encapsulates tradition, and masters a tricky vintage. Very good.

J. Suckling : 90

A firm and silky wine with medium body, cedar, walnut and chocolate. Currants too. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Fine and delicious now.

R. Parker

The 2013 Lynch Moussas has a light but fresh bouquet with wild hedgerow and raspberry vintage, a little earthiness with a touch of wet tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly raw tannin. There is a touch of under-ripeness here, though it is still balanced and structured towards the lightly spiced finish. It’s one of those wines I might leave for a couple of years, because it has plenty of charm and freshness.

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J. Robinson : 17

Very dark crimson. Scented and interesting. Tastes as though there is some terroir bounding out here. Somehow reminds me of alpine flowers (no connection whatsoever to the Gironde!). Much gentler tannins than most but no shortage of flavour and character. Most intriguing. Not that long term but lots of fun.

J. Suckling : 90

A wine with firm tannins and pretty fruit. Medium body, with fine texture and a medium finish. Not pushed and refined. Very pretty. Like it slightly better than 2011.

R. Parker : 90

A sleeper of the vintage as well as one of the finest efforts I have seen from this estate owned by Philippe Casteja, Lynch Moussas appears to be rising in quality. This seductive, medium-bodied, charming, endearing 2012 exhibits lovely cassis fruit as well as an attractive mid-palate and a surprisingly long finish. A hint of chocolate adds to its appeal. It should drink well for 10-15 years.

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J. Robinson : 16.5

Deliciously scented. Smells as if there is plenty of Cabernet Franc or just ripe Cabernet Sauvignon: both red and dark fruit, leafy, graphite/mineral. Lightish, elegant, finely built. Delicious even now. Shows much better than it did en primeur.

J. Suckling : 92

This is very rich for the vintage with a dried-berry and chocolate character. Full and rich with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense and decadent for the vintage. Very well done. I like it better than the 2010. Better in 2018.

R. Parker

The 2011 Lynch Moussas is a very good effort from an estate that is making better and better wine, although it does not yet rank alongside the top Pauillacs. This mid-weight, ripe effort exhibits a deep ruby/plum/garnet color along with an attractive perfume of berry fruit, cedarwood and a touch of tobacco leaf, crisp acidity and moderately well-integrated tannin. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years.

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J. Robinson : 16.5

Very dark, concentrated ruby. Very fresh and minerally/pencil shavings on the nose. Soooo Cabernet! Nice succulent fresh Pauillac without enormous ambition but well balanced and should provide lovely medium-term drinking. More transparent than most. Dry finish.

J. Suckling : 93

This is solid for this estate with currant and chocolate character, full body and a velvety textured finish. Best ever from here?

R. Parker : 90

The 2010 is a strong effort and one of their best wines in a generation or more. Some toasty oak seems relatively strong, but not excessive. Deep ruby/purple, notes of black fruits as well as red currants, fig and plum are all present. The wine has a good bit of flesh, fat, but then shuts down in the finish, with moderately high tannins. By all counts, this is an excellent Pauillac that just needs a few years of cellaring to resolve some of its oak and tannin, but has the potential to be outstanding if given sufficient bottle age. It should last for two decades.

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J. Robinson : 17

Mid crimson. Attractive, mineral, very classic Pauillac nose with lots of sweetness too. Very pleasing for the short term even if not one of the greats.

R. Parker : 90

A fruity, deep ruby/purple-colored Pauillac, Lynch Moussas’ 2008 offers up uncomplicated, straightforward notes of black currants, cherries, tobacco leaf, and underbrush. It is a medium-bodied, ripe, plush, attractive, consumer-friendly offering to consume during its first 10-15 years of life.

J. Suckling : 92

Attractive nose of blueberries, blackberries and currants follow through to full body, with super silky tannins. Fresh herbs and spices. Very well done from here. Best in 2017.

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J. Robinson : 17.5

Cedar, a bit of tomato stalk, black fruit – lifted and expressive. Chewy tannin, mouthwatering acid. Lovely!

R. Parker

A fruity, deep ruby/purple-colored Pauillac, Lynch Moussas’ 2008 offers up uncomplicated, straightforward notes of black currants, cherries, tobacco leaf, and underbrush. It is a medium-bodied, ripe, plush, attractive, consumer-friendly offering to consume during its first 10-15 years of life.

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J. Robinson : 16

Fragrant mix of cedar, leafy cassis and something more meaty. Lively, leafy on the palate. The characteristics of the vintage are well handled for a fresh, fine-grained wine.

R. Parker

Plum, soy, black currant, and underbrush characteristics comprise this attractive, elegant, mid-weight 2007. Drink it over the next 6-7 years.

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R. Parker

A classic Pauillac, this is an obvious major improvement from the proprietors, the Casteja family. Sweet vanilla, tobacco leaf, black currant, licorice, and camphor are all present in this full-bodied, rich, moderately tannic wine, which is still under the radar and fairly priced. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.

J. Robinson : 17

Elegant oak prominence on the nose, tight palate – really tightly wound, with its dense core of fruit and stylish oak. Dry and savoury, chewy and long-lived – only just drinkable now, in fact.

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J. Robinson : 17.5

Rather dull crimson. Grown-up wine that has depth of fruit and very serious winemaking effort (and expensive oak) in there. Full-on attempt to seduce with both very fine-boned fruit and some of the most expensive oak money can buy. Dry finish. A long-term player. The alcohol is certainly not at all obvious. The best Lynch Moussas I remember tasting.

R. Parker

An idea of just how good the 2005 vintage truly is can be gained by noting the success of Lynch-Moussas, one of Pauillac’s perennial underachievers. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as lovely aromas of sweet blueberries, black currants, flowers, and pain grille. Medium-bodied and elegant, with rich fruit, noticeable glycerin, and moderate tannin, it will be drinkable at an earlier age than most northern Medocs. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

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J. Robinson : 17.5

Quite complex and interesting. Real vivacity. No prisoners – not a suggestion of sweetness – but top quality stuff. Lots of life. Bumptious. No-one could call 2004 a failure on the basis of this (and many others)!

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J. Suckling : 90

Beautiful aromas of blackberry, currant and light licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with big and velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Rich and tight wine with wonderful texture. Very well done for this estate. Best after 2010. 20,000 cases made.

R. Parker

The 2003 Lynch Moussas (an under-the-radar Pauillac) offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, red and black currants, surprisingly good acidity for this vintage, and melted, well-integrated tannins. Fully mature, and unlikely to improve, it can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years

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J. Suckling

This shows an impressive nose of blackberries, flowers and vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied, with a good core of ripe tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Slightly short but nicely done for the vintage. Best after 2007. 13,830 cases made.

R. Parker

A surprisingly good effort from this largely forgotten Pauillac, the 2002 Lynch Moussas possesses a deep ruby/purple color and an attractive nose of cassis, red currants, dried herbs, spice box, and cedar. The finish is short, but that should lengthen with further evolution in barrel. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2014

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J. Robinson : 17

An exceptionally successful vintage for this property. Pretty, deep crimson. Rich nose redolent of treacle. Smooth, quite sumptuous texture. Very flattering and relatively subtle.

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R. Parker

The 2000 exhibits moderately intense notes of plums, cherries, oak, and earth in its medium-bodied, ripe, deep personality. Enjoy it over the next decade.

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R. Parker

One of the finest Lynch Moussas yet produced, the 1998 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to a sweet nose of cassis, medium body, fine purity, and admirable harmony. Not a blockbuster, it will provide delicious drinking in 1-2 years, and will last for 12-15 years.

N. Martin

Moderate purple core. The nose is thin with faint scents of wild strawberry. Black cherry fruits on light-bodied palate and moderate tannins. Fades quickly in the mouth. Tasted May 1999.

Wine Spectator

Good berry, chocolate and toasted oak character. Medium-bodied, slightly hollow at the center, but with ripe tannins. Plenty of sweet fruit.

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R. Parker

Interestingly, I prefer this wine to its bigger, more renowned stablemate, Batailley. The cleanly made 1997 Lynch Moussas exhibits a dark, ruby/purple color, and ripe black currant and cassis notes. In the mouth, the wine reveals moderate intensity, good sweetness (from glycerin and ripeness, not sugar), and a short but adequate finish.

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R. Parker

The most promising Lynch-Moussas ever? Dense dark ruby/purple-colored, with a textbook cassis nose with scents of smoky new oak and minerals, this focused wine exhibits layers of rich fruit, full body, and an excellent chewy texture without an excess of acidity or hard tannin. Long and impressively-endowed, this wine may merit a close to outstanding score. Wow!

J. Robinson : 16,5

Quite dark crimson. Savoury, evolved, rather toasty nose. Round and mild and easy to like. Very flattering even if not the most ambitious in terms of potential to age further. Could be fresher on the finish.

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R. Parker

After bottling, the 1995 Lynch-Moussas is a very good wine, with a dark ruby color, spicy, cedary, cassis fruit in its moderately-endowed nose, good ripeness and flesh on the attack, and a dry, clean, moderately tannic finish with grip and delineation. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2016.

J. Robinson : 17

Dark crimson. Very cool, rather austere but impressive nose. Lots of fruit concentration on the front palate. Then chew on the end, but this should provide good mature drinking eventually. Quite long.

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R. Parker

I do not think I have ever seen a Lynch-Moussas with so much color, ripeness, and richness of fruit. Although monolithic, it is far more concentrated and balanced than other recent efforts. It should be drinkable early and last for 15 years.