Château Lynch Moussas
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
Tasting Notes: One of the original Irish Wine Geese, in 1748, Thomas Lynch inherited this estate and renamed it Château Lynch. Château Lynch-Moussas has benefited from immense investment in the vineyards and cellar. Beautifully made, fragrant, with a great depth of fruit with fine oak in support and displaying that, classic cassis graphite persona so alluring in of good Pauillac.
Style: Full bodied
Food Pairing: Red Meat