Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Moulis) Vintage: 2019
Category: Red Wine Colour: Red
Producer: Château Mauvesin-Barton
Another great effort from the newest member of the Barton stable – the château itself is the family home of Lilian, Anthony’s daughter. Moulis village is perched above Saint-Julien away from the river and the wines reflect a cooler, fresher streak in general. The balance on the 2019 vintage is superb: soft dark fruit enrobed by fine tannin, it is an easy, uncomplicated wine that will drink beautifully in for several years but remain ‘on the plateau’ for 10 more. A delightful claret.
Intense purple colour. Nose with subtle woody notes and red fruit, strawberry. Slight freshness on the palate from the start, with an already promising structure. Great pleasure.
93 points Decanter
Delicate florality to this, smells wonderful, bursting with flowers and black fruits - incredibly welcoming. Lovely acidity on the palate, you can feel this is lively with great energy and drive pushing the red fruit flavours across the palate. The tannins are soft but they are mouth coating and really do mask a lot of what is going on right now. A big mouthful but with brightness and verve underneath. Lovely long length and good persistency and freshness. One to seek out and hold on to. (GH) (1/2022)
91-93 points Wine Enthusiast
This estate has been fully renovated and is now producing attractive wines. This vintage is rich in black fruits, full-bodied and luscious. The tannins are present in the structured background. It has a fine medium-term future. (RV) (6/2020)
91 points Vinous
The 2019 Mauvesin Barton is gorgeous. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, tobacco, mint and spice lend nuance to this gracious, beautifully lifted Moulis. The 2019 is understated yet wonderfully expressive and very tasty. (AG) (1/2022)
Food Suggestion: A classic with steak, any rich red meats, or a selection of aged hard cheeses.