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Moulin Saint Georges 2014

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

The 2014 Moulin St Georges has a surprisingly Burgundy-like bouquet with ample red cherry and wild strawberry scents on the nose, hints of persimmon, then later warm gravel. I appreciate the definition here, although it is tightly wound at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe red cherry and strawberry fruit, what you might describe as a straightlaced Moulin St Georges that keeps its cards close to its chest. Give this two or three years in bottle. I would like to see this Saint Emilion just loosen its tie a bit. Drink Date 2020-2035

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017

This is so perfumed with chalk, powdered stones and flowers. Pure fruit. Medium-to full-bodied, juicy and savory. Hints of salt. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017

Tasted blind. Lifted black fruit on the nose and then pinched tannins on the end. Not very appetising.
Drink 2022-2028

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2018

This 7 hectare vineyard in the heart of Saint Emilion adjoins Ausone and has the same owner and winemaker. The Vauthier family have owned it since 1921. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 85% new oak. 30hl/ha. Mdium-deep ruby colour. Perfumed nose of violets, vanilla, blackberry and black cherry with a little clove. The palate is plush and ripe with generous red and black fruits and lots of spicy, peppery oak. There is a freshness of acidity and fine-grained tannin to give balance and structre. Ripe and pure black fruits on the finish with a little wood spice.

Farr Vintners, March 2015

Bright on the nose the fruit is fresh the start of the palate light. Black fruits in the middle give more depth richer towards the back and although the finish is sweet the finish has bramble and bilberry freshness. 2019-29

Derek Smedley MW, April 2015
Decanter Magazine, April 2015
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The Ch√Ęteau Moulin Saint Georges 2013 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, picked between 3 and 7 October and aged in 85% new oak for what will around 18 months. The pH came in at 3.50 - Pauline Vauthier remarking that is usually lower than the family's other Saint Emilion, possibly because they do not add fertilizer on the soil. It has a bright, vivacious bouquet with blueberry jam, wild strawberry and citrus fruit. The acidity really comes through conspicuously on the palate: this is razor-sharp, very edgy with a focused, minerally finish. The question is whether it would benefit from a slightly higher pH and maybe with respect to this vintage that is true. But still, this is a well crafted, personality-driven Saint Emilion. Drink: 2018 - 2032

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015

This is very powerful and dense with minerals, limestone and a chalk character with hints of salt. Full body, silk tannins. Juicy and pretty.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2015
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