|92-94 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Lynch Moussas leaps from the glass with vibrant red and black currant scents, followed by baked blackberries, chocolate box and camphor hints and a touch of smoked meats. Medium-bodied, the palate is chock-full of muscular, ripe black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and savory. This wine may take a little longer to come around than some of its 2019 peers, but it will be worth the wait."
93 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarter Ockerrand. Zart mit Minze unterlegte schwarze Beerenfrucht, reife Pflaumen, ein Hauch von Nougat, tabakige Würze. Saftig, reife Kirschen, integrierte Tannine, schokoladiger Touch im Abgang, feines Karamell im Nachhall, ein gelungener Wein zum 100-jährigen Jubiläum des Gewächses in der Hand der Familie Casteja."
17 WEINWISSER: "73?% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27?% Merlot. Sattes Purpur mit rubinrotem Rand. Wundervolles Waldbeerbouquet mit Graphitspuren und Fliedernoten. Am eleganten Gaumen mit stützendem Tannin, der sehnige Körper zeigt nervige Rasse und fein mürbes Extrakt. Im gebündelten Finale mit blauen Beeren, Wacholder und zarter Adstringenz. Zum 100. Jubiläum gibt es eine edle Spezialausstattung für den Jahrgang 2019."
94-96 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "Under the ownership of the Castéja family for a century, this estate is definitely on the up. This latest vintage shows great structure and firm tannins to go with ripe black currant fruits. It is a fine wine that is going to age well."
92 DECANTER: "This vintage marks the 100th anniversary of Lynch Moussas under the Castéja family, who arrived at the property in 1919. They have worked hard to establish a more consistent performance over recent vintages, and certainly here you have plenty of impact, with silky tannins, deeply glossed blackberry and cassis fruits, touches of grilled cedar and strong coffee bean on the finish. Low temperature fermentation saw things kept at under 26°C at all times, helping to control the tannin extract from the fruit after the hot summer. An impressive performance from this estate."
94-95 JAMES SUCKLING: " A big, rich LM with lots of blackcurrants, black chocolate and tar. It’s full and layered with loads of fruit and ripe tannins. Muscular and rich. Extracted. A wine for aging. 73% cabernet sauvignon and 27% merlot."
92-94 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Lynch-Moussas comes in a swanky bespoke embossed bottle to celebrate a century´s ownership by the Castèja family (and very tasteful it is too.) Does it have a wine worthy of this anniversary, you ask. Well, it has a very attractive mint-tinged bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit laced with brown spices and cedar. It gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a lightly spiced entry: black pepper and a touch of Earl Grey infusing the black fruit. Well-balanced, fresh and showing similar class to its sibling Batailley. This is indeed a very fine Lynch-Moussas that frankly is a significant step up from some of the wines I was tasting a decade ago. Excellent." - Neal Martin
92-94 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Lynch-Moussas is powerful, dense and super expressive. Iron, smoke, grilled herbs, tobacco and game give the 2019 a distinctly feral, earthy personality, but there is plenty of fruit to balance things out. Deep and virile to the core, Lynch-Moussas offers tons of power. It is also one of the most distinctive wines of the appellation."
17 VINUM: "Jubiläumscuvée zum 100-jährigen Bestehen des Handelshauses: Interessante, komplexe, fruchtig-blumig-würzige Aromatik, Muster mit viel neuer Eiche; wuchtiger Ansatz, mächtiger Bau, viel Saft und Extrakt; beeindruckender Wein mit Substanz; schade für den hohen Anteil an neuem Holz im Muster."
92-94 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Celebrating 100 years of ownership by the Casteja family, the 2019 vintage for Lynch-Moussas hits all the right notes. Full-bodied, concentrated and with a big, juicy blast of peppery, tobacco-stained cassis and blackberry, the wine is firm, classic, structured long and intense. With a dynamic finish, this is the finest vintage of Lynch-Moussas I recall ever tasting. This will age, so let it rest for a decade before popping a bottle and enjoy it over the following 20-30 years, or longer."
90-92 JEB DUNNUCK: "Another solid effort from this estate, the 2019 Château Lynch-Moussas has a pretty bouquet of red and black fruits, unsmoked tobacco, gravelly earth, and chocolate. This carries to a medium-bodied Pauillac with good mid-palate concentration, plenty of tannins, and outstanding length. It´s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15 years or more."