2018 Château Moulin-St-Georges, Grand Cru St-Emilion

Nice tannins and silky fruit, pretty impressive texture and density, with coolness and vibrancy, too. This is well balanced and fresh with a sense of energy, notes of kirsch and plums, crushed rocks and pot pourri.

Critic score
92.5/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    80% Merlot
    20% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Bourgeois
2018 Château Moulin-St-Georges, Grand Cru St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Moulin Saint-Georges is deep purple-black colored and opens slowly to display notions of sautéed herbs, menthol and pencil shavings over a core of chocolate-covered cherries, baked plums and cedar plus a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly played with lively, juicy fruit framed by plush tannins and finishes with a floral skip in its step.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(92—94)/100

The alcohols are a touch higher than usual here, as at Ausone, but it retains an excellent fresh feel. This is always my wine to buy from the Vauthier lineup for the 95% of us who can't afford Ausone, and here again it is gorgeous, with the most perfect line of sight to the generous black fruits, showing sapidity and juice. 100% new oak.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(94)/100

This shows brightness and firmness with lovely tannin and acidity balance to the ripe fruit. Racy at the end.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(92—93)/100

The 2018 Moulin Saint-Georges is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Although not especially complex, Moulin Saint-Georges has a sense of immediacy that is positively irresistible. Inky dark fruit, lavender, mint and licorice all flesh out in a juicy, lush Saint-Émilion that will drink well with minimal cellaring.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(89—92)/100