|91-93+ THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2018 Lynch Moussas is deep garnet-purple colored and begins with cedary scents giving way to cassis, warm plums and raspberry coulis with hints of oolong tea, Marmite toast, sautéed herbs and charcuterie. The full-bodied palate gives a good core of muscular fruit with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory."
93 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart rauchig-würzig unterlegtes schwarzes Waldbeerkonfit, ein Hauch von Nougat, florale Aspekte, dezente Edelholzwürze. Saftig, schokoladige Textur, schwarze Waldbeerfrucht, kraftvolle Tannine, extralktsüßer Nachhall, gutes Reifepotenzial."
17 WEINWISSER: "72?% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28?% Merlot. Sattes Purpurgranat. Warmes Brombeergelee, dahinter Kirschlikör und schwarze Johannisbeerendrops. Am kräftigen Gaumen mit festem Tanningerüst, zarte Bitterness. Im gebündelten Finale schwarzbeerige Konturen und eine edle Mokkanote."
92-94 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "This bold, dark wine comes from a greatly improved estate. It offers a rich black-plum flavor, with a solid texture that gives it power and fine aging potential."
91 DECANTER: "This is certainly not as concentrated as some Pauillacs in this vintage, and the acidity perception is a little higher too, but it’s a good Lynch Moussas, successful on its own terms – although the 2016 is perhaps a little more Pauillac in character. It’s bouncy and full of flavour, with redcurrant and raspberry fruits joining smoked cedar notes. The tannins build through the palate alongside some tobacco notes, leading to a coffee-bean finish. It has a fresh 3.6pH, putting the emphasis on juice and no doubt helped by the 50hl/ha yield. Tasted on several occasions."
93-94 JAMES SUCKLING: "Very pretty and bright fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries. Full body and tight, firm tannins that are polished and beautiful. Gorgeous."
91-94 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2018 Lynch-Moussas is super-expressive and very nicely woven together. Bright red berry fruit, floral notes and silky tannins give the wine striking persistence to match its understated personality. All the elements are impeccably balanced in a wine that is so harmonious and elegant in the early going. The blend is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. Tasted two times."
17 VINUM: "Vollmundig, wuchtig, reichhaltig, hervorragend gemacht, lang: wird schon früh Spass machen und kann doch lange reifen. Der beste bisher verkostete Wein dieses Gutes, 17.5 Punkte in Reichweite!"
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "The juicy, black currant, herb and tobacco leaf character really come through this year. The wine is medium/full-bodied with ripe tannins and ample freshness to the blackberry and cassis palate. This should be easy to drink within five years of release. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot."