Moulis en Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Château Mauvesin Barton 2015
42% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc & 4% Petit Verdot
In August 2011, The Barton Sartorius family acquired this historical wine producing estate and its Château that was re-baptized Château Mauvesin Barton.
The vineyard is situated in the “Moulis-en-Médoc” appellation, to the north of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. Part of the soil is clay-gravel, perfectly adapted for the development of Cabernet-Franc and Merlot. Another part is made up of fine gravel and gritty sand, allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach full ripeness.
Intense ruby colour, on the nose some red fruit notes with subtle hints of vanilla. In the mouth the wine is round with silky tannins. The finish is well balanced with notes of red fruit and slightly spicy.
92/100 James Suckling
93/100 Wine Enthusiast