Tasted at Chateau Ausone, the Moulin St Georges has a ripe blackberry and raspberry scented bouquet with touches of smoke and sous-bois - all very well defined but inward looking at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, ripe tannins. This is very well balanced with ample freshness and vitality, imbued with a superb crescendo of assertive red fruits on the beautifully controlled finish. Alain Vauthier has fashioned a superb Moulin St Georges that offer drinking pleasure over the next ten or fifteen years. Tasted November 2012.
|Score: 94||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2013|
Proprietor Alain Vauthier has turned out a solidly constructed wine that is dense purple in color and exhibits subtle smoke, graphite and blue and black fruits in a medium-bodied, relatively linear style. Drink it over the next decade.
|Score: 87||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013|
This wine's tartness and high acids were surprising, but I was only able to taste it one time, so perhaps the barrel sample I saw was slightly off. Notes of licorice, blueberries and black currants are attractive, but the acid levels were sharp and distracting. This offering may have come out of malolactic fermentation very late and consequently, the wine is not easy to evaluate at present.
|Score: 87/89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011|
A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this has a very tight nose but give it some time because there is some lovely blackberry, raspberry and wild hedgerow aromas waiting to emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very good weight with blackberry, briary, minerals and a touch of plum. Very well defined on the finish. Excellent. Tasted March 2011.
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2011|
This is crazy stuff with a super lively acidity and then plenty of fruit and alcohol. Minerally and fruity at the same time. Excellent purity. One of the best ever from here.
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2011|
Dark purple. Muscular nose. Very rich though a little dry on the end. Needs time - bit chewy, dry minerals on the end.
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011|
This 7 hectare vineyard adjoins Ausone and has the same owner and winemaker. The Vauthier family have owned it since 1921. "Readers should think of it as a junior Ausone" says Robert Parker. MSG always provides some of the best value in Saint Emilion. Those of us who cannot obtain or afford a case of Ausone should consider Moulin St Georges as it offers more than a hint of the Ausone style at a fraction of the price. Made from 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, low yields and like Ausone, it is elevaged in 100% new oak barrels. This year the yeild is only 20hl/ha so there is 25% less wine than in 2009. There is a creamy white chocolate and strawberry ice cream nose. Concentrated and opulent. Fantasically plush and sexy. Really exotic Merlot flashiness with a hint of pepper. Ripe and sensuous and velvety textured. Lovely sweet finish and very long. Great St Emilion.
|Score: 17||Farr Vintners, April 2011|
There is a lovely mix of fruits on the nose with the freshness of red fruits underpinned by richer fleshier black. The richness of the fruit gives weight on the palate and as the tannins feel ripe the palate is lovely and supple. Freshness at the back gives brightness and length on the finish.
|Score: 91/94||Derek Smedley MW, April 2011|
|Score: 95||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2011|
Tiny volume due to coulure. More structured than the '09. Crushed raspberry aroma but with a citrus-like freshness. Medium to full-bodied, smooth texture and tannins and line of acidity that masks the 14.5% alcohol. Long finish. Drink 2017-2028.
|Score: 17||James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2011|