OENOFOROS Product Details 0304 Oenoforos Chateau Lynch Moussas 2001
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Country: France, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 33%
Jancis Robinson: 17/20

Jancis - An exceptionally successful vintage for this property. Pretty, deep crimson. Rich nose redolent of trecle. Smooth, quite sumptuous texture. Very flattering and relatively subtle. 
Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com 

Tasting Notes: 
Very intense dark red-garnet colour. Complex nose revealing a charming wine. A beautiful structure in the mouth. The tannins are powerful and strengthen the olfactory effect. A very promising wine.

Ageing capacity: 20 years.

Food Pairing:
Beef and Venison

The Château was founded in the 18th century by a member of the Lynch Family. We can trace the origin of the "Moussas" name back to the 16th century. In 1919 the property was purchased by the Castéja family, at that time also the owner of Duhart-Milon and later was inherited by Emile Castéja. Philippe Castéja, Emile Castéja`s son, has been in charge of the property and its vineyards since. Château Lynch-Moussas is a typical Pauillac exhibiting a dark colour, a fruitful bouquet, a lot of softness with ripe tannins.

Product Id: 0304


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The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.