2011 Mauvesin Barton, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)
This chateau has been newly acquired by the Barton family of Léoville Barton. It's an attractive, fruity wine with warm tannins. The palate is fine and juicy, and finishes softly at the end.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium-deep ruby. Captivating nose combines red fruits, mocha and aromatic herbs. Light and lively on the palate, with good precision to the red fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes with lovely length and persistent mineral tang. This refined, nicely balanced midweight will be an extremely impressive debut for this new property, which is owned by Anthony Barton of Langoa and Leoville fame. It's uncanny the way this wine resembles its two more famous siblings.
*V This is a new property recently bought by Anthony and Lilian Barton of Léoville Barton. They've done a great job with this wine. Very fruity on the nose. Elegant. Very good. Trey: Good fruit, very fresh, lively. A bit light, but clean and not green. Elegant. Good Value! We tasted this three times, and it was very good all three times.