2018 Château Lynch-Moussas, Cru Classé Pauillac

Value can be hard to find in Pauillac, so this should do the trick. Decent juicy dark fruit, nice texture and a sense of balance too.

Critic score
92.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£35.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£214.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    75% Cabernet Sauvignon
    25% Merlot
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Lynch-Moussas, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

The 2018 Lynch Moussas is deep garnet-purple colored and begins with cedary scents giving way to cassis, warm plums and raspberry coulis with hints of oolong tea, Marmite toast, sautéed herbs and charcuterie. The full-bodied palate gives a good core of muscular fruit with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(91—93)/100

This is certainly not as concentrated as some Pauillacs in this vintage, and the acidity perception is a little higher too, but it’s a good Lynch Moussas, successful on its own terms – although the 2016 is perhaps a little more Pauillac in character. It’s bouncy and full of flavour, with redcurrant and raspberry fruits joining smoked cedar notes. The tannins build through the palate alongside some tobacco notes, leading to a coffee-bean finish. It has a fresh 3.6pH, putting the emphasis on juice and no doubt helped by the 50hl/ha yield. Tasted on several occasions.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(91)/100

Very pretty and bright fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries. Full body and tight, firm tannins that are polished and beautiful. Gorgeous.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(93—94)/100

The 2018 Lynch-Moussas is super-expressive and very nicely woven together. Bright red berry fruit, floral notes and silky tannins give the wine striking persistence to match its understated personality. All the elements are impeccably balanced in a wine that is so harmonious and elegant in the early going. The blend is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(91—94)/100