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2015 Mauvesin Barton, Moulis (Previously $18)

SKU #1339518 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 The fifth vintage from this estate since its purchase by the Barton family of Léoville Barton in Saint-Julien, this is a generous, structured wine. It has ripe black fruits in profusion that are held together by the serious layer of tannins. Rich and concentrated, the wine will age for many years. *Editors’ Choice* (RV)  (4/2018)

92 points James Suckling

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

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Mauvesin Barton has a fresh, vibrant bouquet surfeit with comeliness plus black cherries, crushed strawberry and veins of blue fruit that are all very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, finely tuned with a silky smooth finish. This has really evolved with panache in barrel and comes highly recommended. Bon vin! Drink 2020-2033. (NM)  (2/2018)


 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: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/29/2018 | Send Email
A wonderful wine from the great 2015 vintage. It has a nice developed nose that offers inviting aromatics. In the mouth it is classic Bordeaux with dry dark fruit flavors enhanced with a touch of earth. It is complex and very enjoyable. This wine was tasted after it had been decanted for two hours.

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