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Lynch Moussas 2016

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pauillac
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Lynch-Moussas has a clean, pure bouquet of slightly meaty black fruit, quite harmonious if not as complex as the Batailley. The palate is well balanced, with mint-infused black fruit, tobacco and sage. I like the density of this Pauillac, which is focused and elegant yet classic on the finish. I suspect it will improve in bottle. Drink 2022-2045.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019

Aromas of currants, mushrooms and dried fruit. Full body, round and lightly chewy tannins and a long, fresh finish. Nice, earthy complexity at the end. Needs two to three years to soften. Better after 2022.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (227), February 2019

Tasted blind. Looks quite evolved. Smells quite evolved. Not very serious but very forward and well judged.
Drink 2023 – 2030

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2020

The 2016 Château Lynch-Moussas is a fine Pauillac and has a pretty, classic, elegant style that’s very much in the character of the vintage. Ruby-colored, with notes of tobacco, leafy herbs, and graphite, it has fine tannins and, again, an undeniable elegance and classic style. Drink it over the coming 15-20 years. Drink 2019-2039.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, March 2019

The nose has depth the start of the palate a powerful mix of black fruits. Lighter in the middle quite fresh with bramble and bilberry and although the tannins are firm they feel ripe. At the back there is rich fruit yet it finishes firm and slightly tight. 2026-38

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017
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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. Drink 2022 - 2045.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017
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