In the 18th century, Chateau Lynch-Moussas, like Chateau Lynch-Bages, was owned by the famous Lynch family, who were originally from Ireland. The Castéja family, owners since the 16th century in the Pauillac region, acquired this chateau at the beginning of the 20th century.
A benchmark among fine Pauillac wines, Chateau Lynch-Moussas watches over a 62-hectare vineyard that rests on a gravel and clay soil.
Vinification and aging
Fermentation and maceration for 15 to 20 days in temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrels (50% new and 50% first-fill barrels).
Cabernet Sauvignon (79%)
The nose gives off fragrances of raspberries and wild strawberries. When aerated, savoury woody and undergrowth notes emerge.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s supple tannins, its delicate acidity and a spicy and persistent finish.
Food and wine pairing
Chateau Lynch-Moussas 2015 is ideal with a rack of lamb served with cep mushrooms, a leg of lamb with beans or a fillet of beef with mushrooms.
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.