2012 Les Hauts de Lynch-Moussas Haut Medoc Bordeaux
Name: 2012 Les Hauts de Lynch-Moussas Haut Médoc Bordeaux
Area: haut médoc bordeaux (see Map)
Appelation: Haut Médoc (this is the second wine of Lynch-Moussas)
Tasting note: A deep ruby colour, a very good fruity nose with black cherry, blackcurrant, earth and cedarwood. A well-balanced, red and black fruit style, with a long finish
Food pairing: Beed stew, meat on the bbq and any soft cheeses will go well with this deep red wine!
Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
Size of the vineyard / Total Production: 60 hectares - (40 000 bottles produced in avg)
Terroir / Soil: Graves, veines argilo-calcaire
Age of the vines: 25 years old
Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
- The LYNCH MOUSSAS estate was owned since the 18th century by the Comte LYNCH in Pauillac, then was divised in two parts, LYNCH MOUSSAS and LYNCH BAGES. The building was kept by LYNCH MOUSSAS , as well as most of lands and vineyards. This great estate from more than two hundred acres was classified as a Classed Growth by the 1855 classification.
Mr Jean CASTEJA, owner of the family-owned Château DUHART-MILON bought the estate in 1919 and run it until 1969 when Emile CASTEJA bought it to his brothers. A wind of change starts blowing since that date, revealing a modernized LYNCH MOUSSAS with a renewed vineyard, rebuilt cellars and vatrooms.
This 60 hectares-wide vineyard is carefully brought up in order to allow the today’s expression of unity and variety of a Terroir composed with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, debranching, deleafing, green harvests have been settled these last years to achieve a complete top maturity of high quality grapes.
The manual harvests allow the team to bring to the modern vat rooms perfectly sound berries. The last checking takes place on the sorting table; this way, only the very best grapes arrive in the vat.
The wines of LYNCH MOUSSAS are today well known for their deep and dark colour, their red-fruity nose. They are round with a beginning of ripe tannins, followed by the typical hints of blackcurrant of the prestigious wines of Pauillac. These full-bodied wines have a significant length in the mouth