The 2015 Lynch Moussas, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, has quite a refined bouquet with blackberry, cedar and pencil box aromas gently unfolding in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, fresh and tensile if just requiring a little more depth on the sappy finish. But this feels fresh, nicely composed, unapologetically classic in style and it seems grow in the glass with aeration.
The oak steps into the frame here with greater effect, leading the nose with creamed baking spices ahead of ripe cassis and red plums. The palate has ample fleshy red-cherry and plum fruits, before smooth tannins make way for a nicely groomed finish. 79% cabernet sauvignon and 21% merlot. Try from 2021.