Lynch-Moussas The estate was originally owned by Count Jean-Baptiste Lynch of Ireland in the 18th century and was at the time much larger than it is today. The name Lynch — pronounced “lansh” in French, one of whom became mayor of Bordeaux during the First Empire; likewise a member of the present owner’s family was also made mayor of this town. In 1855 it was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus Classés (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Château Lynch-Moussas, situated on a lovely gravel outcrop very close to the village of Artigues and of châteaux Grand Puy and Batailley, forms part of the magnificent classified growth region surrounding the town of Pauillac which extends from Lafite and Duhart-Milon in the north, to Batailley, Pichon and Latour in the south. The property belongs to the Castéja family who have owned grand crus in the commune of Pauillac, Gironde, without a break for more than three hundred years. In 1919 it was acquired by Castéja family and owned by several members until 1970 when Emile Castéja
managed to buy them out and take sole proprietorship. By this time the estate
was in a ruinous condition with less than 2,000 cases produced each year. The Castéja family have owned grand crus in the commune of Pauillac, Gironde, without a break for more than three hundred years.
Lynch-Moussas Chateau Lynch-Moussas' wine originates from the estate's 57 hectares of vineyards morcellated through the commune of Pauillac. The soil for these vineyards is typical of the Pauillac consisting mostly of gravel over a limestone subsoil. The vines are divided between Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%).
Chateau Lynch-Moussas 2000 Pauillac - Bordeaux France
Deep ruby/purple, with a sweet nose of creme de cassis intermixed with licorice, dried herbs, and vanilla, the wine is rich in fruit, has good glycerin, silky tannin, and a nice, spicy, layered finish. This will certainly have broad appeal, and it is good to see this property turn out something this interesting. Rated 88, Robert Parker
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