Château Lynch-Moussas is a wine estate in Pauillac. It was once part of the large estate of the Comte Lynch (and a former hunting lodge) that was divided into two in 1824, the other part becoming Lynch-Bages (although Moussas kept the château building). Like Lynch-Bages, it was ranked as a fifth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. Lynch-Moussas is now part of the Borie-Manoux portfolio.
The estate is made up of around 55 hectares (136 acres) of vines, which are planted silica and gravel soils over limestone, as is typical for Pauillac. This is planted to around 70 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest made up of Merlot.
These proportions are mirrored in the Cabernet-dominant Lynch-Moussas wine, which is aged for up to 18 months in oak barrels, around half of which are new.
Château Lynch-Moussas also makes a second wine, Le Hauts de Lynch-Moussas.
The 2019 Lynch-Moussas comes in a swanky bespoke embossed bottle to celebrate a century’s ownership by the Castèja family (and very tasteful it is too.) Does it have a wine worthy of this anniversary, you ask. Well, it has a very attractive mint-tinged bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit laced with brown spices and cedar. It gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a lightly spiced entry: black pepper and a touch of Earl Grey infusing the black fruit. Well-balanced, fresh and showing similar class to its sibling Batailley.