The 2015 Moulin Saint-Georges does not rank among the best wines that the Vauthiers made this year. It comes across a little diffuse and not the purest on the nose, touches of brettanomyces developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, fine acidity, but it comes across as quite simple and lacks grip on the finish. This might be going through a dumb phase but I find much more enjoyment among the Vauthiers’ other crus. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028
Robert Parker 94+
“This property is owned and managed by the Vauthier family of Château Ausone. The 2015 Moulin Saint-Georges is blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 85% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals a gorgeous plum preserves, licorice and blackberry pie-laced nose with touches of cedar chest, cigar box, black olives and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and very firmly textured with grainy tannins, it has a lively backbone supporting the generous black fruit, finishing with lingering savory notes. Give it a good 5 years or more in bottle and drink it over the next 20+ years.”
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2043