Château Lynch Moussas 2020 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
Neal Martin 91-93 | Decanter 91 | James Suckling 94-95 punten
Neal Martin: 'This is a fine Pauillac and continues Lynch-Moussas’s fine run of form'
- SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
- HerkomstFrankrijk, Bordeaux
Rich smoky notes, coffee, mocha, raspberry and black cherry, grilled cedar - a little short on the finish. Tasted several times, and the oak is pretty dominant, it struggles to allow enough gaps through the structure to let the fruit out. A yield of 42hl/ha. 60% new oak.
The 2020 Lynch-Moussas has a well-defined bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry, cedar and freshly rolled tobacco scents. Like the Batailley, the aromatics display an appealing marine scent. The palate is medium-bodied with a patina of oak to be subsumed on the entry. But it feels cohesive and well defined, delivering good weight and a fresh, slightly peppery, graphite-tinged finish. This is a fine Pauillac and continues Lynch-Moussas’s fine run of form.
This is a very structured red with lots of blackberry, currant, walnut and graphite. Full-bodied and long. Nice chewiness. 72% cabernet sauvignon, the rest merlot.