Melanie Barton has now been in charge at Mauvesin-Barton for 10 years, and there is a real feeling of the wine having found its voice - a gentle, fruit-forward Moulis with finesse if not a huge amount of power. Delicate with vibrancy, plenty of blackberry fruits with well-defined but soft tannins, they have really done a great job in the vintage, a value pick and I can't remember tasting a better example of this wine during en primeur. They suffered badly from frost in 2021.
92 points, Decanter (May 2021)
The Médoc, Bordeaux’s largest and best-known wine region, is located on the triangular piece of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde River estuary in western France. This Left Bank parcel stretches some 50 miles north to south, with varying soils planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines. The area comprises two regions: Médoc to the north and Haut-Médoc (the “upper Medoc”) further south.
Half way between Margaux and Saint Julien, the Moulis-en-Médoc appellation is located slightly apart from the “route des châteaux”. Close and yet sheltered from the main thoroughfares, it has been able to profit from this discrete and privileged location to develop its own approach to the world of wine. Moulis produces a velvety red wine, less tannic than Listrac. Moulis is ready to drink sooner than other Médoc wines.