|91-93 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart kräuterwürzig unterlegtes schwarzes Waldbeerkonfit, Brombeeren und Cassis, tabakige Nuancen. Mittlerer Körper, rote Kirschen, runde, integrierte Tannine, dezente Süße, bereits harmonisch, ein vielseitiger Speisenbegleiter."
17 WEINWISSER: "72 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 28 % Merlot. Purpur mit satter Mitte und rubinrotem Rand. Komplexes Bouquet mit blauen Beeren, dunkles Malz und Lakritze. Am dichten Gaumen mit weicher Textur, fein sandiges Extrakt, engmaschiges Tanningerüst, stützende Rasse, zarte blättrige Noten im Untergrund. Im gebündelten Finale mit viel Würze, Baumnussschale und fein mürber Adstringenz. Erinnert Philippe Castéja an 2016, aufgerundet!"
94-96 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "94–96. Barrel Sample. This is an estate that really has been turned round by the Castéja family. This new vintage shows fine potential, a balance between fruit and the rich texture of ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine will age seriously well."
91 DECANTER: "Rich smoky notes, coffee, mocha, raspberry and black cherry, grilled cedar - a little short on the finish. Tasted several times, and the oak is pretty dominant, it struggles to allow enough gaps through the structure to let the fruit out. A yield of 42hl/ha. 60% new oak. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040"
94-95 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is a very structured red with lots of blackberry, currant, walnut and graphite. Full-bodied and long. Nice chewiness. 72% cabernet sauvignon, the rest merlot."
91-93 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2020 Lynch-Moussas is a racy, plush Pauillac. Super-ripe red fruit and soft, generous contours give the 2020 its decidedly flamboyant personality. Blood orange, cedar, tobacco and mint open with a bit of time in the glass. Lynch-Moussas remains quite extroverted in feel."
91-93 NEAL MARTIN: "The 2020 Lynch-Moussas has a well-defined bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry, cedar and freshly rolled tobacco scents. Like the Batailley, the aromatics display an appealing marine scent. The palate is medium-bodied with a patina of oak to be subsumed on the entry. But it feels cohesive and well defined, delivering good weight and a fresh, slightly peppery, graphite-tinged finish. This is a fine Pauillac and continues Lynch-Moussas’s fine run of form."
92-94 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Tobacco leaf, cedar, spice, cigar box and red berries are just great on the nose. Medium/full-bodied, refined, crisp and juicy, with round tannins, concentration and a firm, fresh, bite of Cabernet Sauvignon and tobacco leaf on the palate that stays with you through the savory finish. Give this 7-8 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 2 decades with pleasure."
90-92 JEB DUNNUCK: "An incredibly classic Pauillac, the 2020 Château Lynch-Moussas offers medium-bodied aromas and flavors of darker currants, smoked tobacco, lead pencil, and gravelly earth as well as loads of texture, bright tannins, notable balance, and a clean, classy style. It’s not massive, by any means, but given its purity of fruit as well as its tannins, it should easily evolve for two decades."