Chateau Lynch Moussas 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Item No. 99619
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE89
  • RP88
  • ST87
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WE90
  • 2004
  • WS88
  • 2003
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Deep dark ruby red color. Complex and elegant nose dominated by fresh red fruit. Rich texture on the palate which shows a solid tannic backbone with plenty of woody and toasted notes. Its long and striking finish promises a superb longevity. This wine perfectly illustrates this ripe 2005 vintage.

Critical Acclaim

"While still behind most of the Pauillac classified growths, Lynch Moussas is improving with each vintage as Philippe Casteja continues to upgrade this estate. The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2005 exhibits notes of blackberries, currants, and hints of smoke and toasty oak in the background. Medium-bodied, with good tannic structure, decent acidity, and a heady finish, it should drink well between 2012-2020."
88 Points

"Medium ruby. Cassis, chocolate, tar and menthol on the nose. A bit reduced in the mouth, but fat and full for this property, with sweet flavors of cassis and licorice. Not particularly nuanced or refined, but offers good breadth and ripeness. The tannins are dusty but not dry. I can't recall the last time an early sample from this chateau caught my attention like this one."
87 Points

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smooth but kind of flat and uninteresting.
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