Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Pauillac)
Varietal: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2008 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Lynch Moussas
"A classic Pauillac. Well defined, youth- and powerful palate. Notes of thick cream, herbs, iron and lots of dark fruits, lingering finish with well integrated tannins.
Château Lynch-Moussas is a 5ème Cru Classé estate located in the south-west of the Pauillac appellation. Lynch-Moussas has been thoroughly renovated in the last 30 years and is now producing high quality claret. Lynch-Moussas's impressive château dates back to 1850, but the key date in Lynch-Moussas` history was 1969 when it was bought by Emile Castéja, owner of Château Batailley and négociant firm Borie-Manoux. Extensive replanting and much-needed modernisation in the cellars have transformed the quality of the wine. Lynch-Moussas is a typically a blend is Cabernet Sauvignon based and the wine is aged in 60% new oak barrels for between 12 and 18 months. The wines are rich in black fruits and display prominent vanilla notes. For a Pauillac, Lynch-Moussas contains a relatively high proportion of Merlot and is consequently a softer, silkier and lusher wine than many of its neighbours.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese