2015 Mauvesin Barton, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1255404 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. Owned by the Barton family of Léoville Barton, this wine shows the elegance and ripe style of Moulis, gathered into a structure that is firm and dry. It has fine acidity, and is balanced, perfumed and bright. (RV)  (4/2016)

92 points James Suckling

 Spices and berries with cedar and sandalwood. Medium-bodied, focused and very fine. Shows tension and focus. Drink now.  (2/2018)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Mauvesin Barton is a blend of 42% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the first vintage that Mélanie Barton-Sartorius was 'on her own' to make the wine. It has a straightforward raspberry and wild strawberry-scented bouquet, a little more tertiary in style than its peers, but with good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, perhaps somewhat rustic in style compared to its peers, with a savory finish that needs to develop more persistence on the finish. This is a fine Moulis, although I think there is better to come. (NM)  (4/2016)


 The 2015 Mauvesin Barton is floral, perfumed and lifted, all of which make it absolutely delicious to drink now. Blue fruit, lavender, mint and spice nuances are layered into the wine's fabric. All the elements are very nicely balanced. (AG)  (2/2018)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2016 | Send Email
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Old School with black fruit aromas and flavor. This is made by one of our favorite Bordeaux wine making teams, the Leoville Barton team.
Drink from 2018 to 2030

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

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