The 2015 Mauvesin Barton is beginning to fulfill the promise it showed from barrel. Black cherries and strawberry define that somewhat plush but focused nose. The palate is medium-bodied, supple and balanced with a smooth sheen on the long finish. This is well worth seeking out. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Tasted blind. Mid crimson. Loose and unstructured. Diffuse.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2026
Robert Parker 88
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2032