Classic, generosity, elegant.
The magnificent chateau of Lynch-Moussas of Pauillac dates back to the early 1600s but came by the name Chateau Lynch in 1748 when it was inherited by Thomas Lynch's wife Elisabeth Drouillard.
Passed down through the Family, it was divided in 1835 into two: Lynch-Moussas and Lynch-Bages. The Chateau remained with Lynch-Moussas and in 1847 was acquired by the Spanish Vasquez family of wine merchants. In 1855, it became the 5th Grand Cru Classe of the Medoc.â€¨
Jean Casteja, owner of several chateaux (including Duhart-Milon, Pichon-Longueville Baron and Doisy-Vedrines purchased the estate in 1919, it remains in the Casteja family today.â€¨â€¨
This 2017 (78% Cabernet and 22% Merlot) shows smoky red and black wild berries, dried roses, dark chocolate, fig, pencil shavings, wild herbs and tobacco aromas. It has a fresh entry, firm structure, weight and generosity. It's wine that has time to evolve, so if you drink now, decanting is recommended.
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-12-02 19:36:14.0