A good value Merlot blend wine from Moulis AOC (Left Bank Bordeaux).
Medium ruby color, mixed of red and black fruit notes with subtle touches of vanilla. In the mouth the wine is round with silky tannins. The finish is well balanced with notes of red fruit and slightly spicy.
Well rated for the price. Overall, good PQR (price quality ratio).
'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.' RP 90
'Spices and berries with cedar and sandalwood. Medium-bodied, focused and very fine. Shows tension and focus.' JS 92