CHÂTEAU MAUVESIN BARTON
Moulis en Médoc
Chateau Mauvesin is one of the leading properties in the Moulis and traces its roots back to 1457. In 2011 it was purchased by Lillian Barton Sartorius to join the existing family Chateau of Leoville and Langoa Barton.
The Moulis en Medoc appellation sits between Margaux and Saint Julien and has a long respected terroir, although slightly under the radar today. Mauvesin Barton has 55 hectares under vine, comprising 54% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 35 years.
On a recent visit to the property we were treated to a vertical tasting of the wines from 2011 onwards. The 2016 was the standout winner with lovely layers of silky, attractive fruit and plenty of tannin for ageing.