Lynch Moussas 2009

Pauillac, Fifth Growth

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Tasting Notes

This is a large estate of nearly 150 acres owned by Philippe Casteja. He has been making improvements, and the 2009 is certainly one of the better wines I have tasted from this estate. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the creme de cassis of Pauillac is well-displayed in this medium-bodied, elegant, richly fruity wine. It should drink nicely for 15 or more years.

Score: 88

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2012-2027 01 March 2012

Notes of creme de cassis, loamy soil, graphite, and spice box jump from the glass of this dark purple-colored, medium to full-bodied Pauillac. Although somewhat monolithic, it appears to have plenty of depth, purity, and overall equilibrium. It should drink well for 15+ years. (Tasted two times.)

Score: 88 - 90

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2010-25 01 April 2010

Attractive nose of blueberries, blackberries and currants follow through to full body, with super silky tannins. Fresh herbs and spices. Very well done from here. Best in 2017.

Score: 92

James Suckling, - Maturity: 2017+ 15 February 2012

A balanced wine, with pretty currant and hints of ripe citrus fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with a balance of tannins and a medium finish. 28 percent Merlot and 62 percent Cabernet Sauvignon.

Score: 88 - 91

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 01 April 2010

Dense red, good, quite forward autumnal blackcurrant fruit, attractively elegant, supple and charming. Drink 2013-18. (16 points)

Score: 16

Decanter, Maturity: 2013-2018 01 April 2010

Well balanced but not that concentrated on the nose. Sweet and easy and with a hint of air freshener. A little chewy on the end. Cocoa powder. Perfectly nice but without real distinction.

Score: 16 - 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2016-2026 01 April 2010

Tasted at Château Batailley and the UGC. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, cropped at 39hl/ha, this has a very tight bouquet with notes of blackberry, briary, a touch of undergrowth and with aeration, a hint of black plum. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied, very harmonious and pure with an almost Margaux-like tannins. Very focused with blackberry, boysenberry, a touch of sandalwood, gentle and elegant towards the finish. This is the best Lynch Moussas...ever? Probably. Tasted March 2010.

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 30 March 2010