Chateau Lynch-Moussas 2019
For this vintage, we will have historically high degrees in all grape varieties. The colors are superb, deep, the roundness, the fruit, and the length of the wines make an exceptional vintage. Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% MerlotThe Barrel Sample for this wine is above 14% ABV. Under the ownership of the Cast ja family for a century, this estate is definitely on the up. This latest vintage shows great structure and firm tannins to go with ripe black currant fruits. It is a fine wine that is going to age well. Barrel Sample: 94-96 The 2019 Lynch-Moussas comes in a swanky bespoke embossed bottle to celebrate a century’s ownership by the Cast ja family (and very tasteful it is too.) Does it have a wine worthy of this anniversary, you ask. Well, it has a very attractive mint-tinged bouquet, a m lange of red and black fruit laced with brown spices and cedar. It gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a lightly spiced entry: black pepper and a touch of Earl Grey infusing the black fruit. Well-balanced, fresh and showing similar class to its sibling Batailley. This is indeed a very fine Lynch-Moussas that frankly is a significant step up from some of the wines I was tasting a decade ago. Excellent. -Neal Martin Barrel Sample: 92-94 This is a solid Pauillac with a medium to full body and chewy tannins that are polished and energetic. Plenty of blackcurrant, lemon and wet-earth character. A little tight at the end. Needs at least three or four years of bottle age to open. Will age very nicely.