JAMES SUCKLING: "A polished and pretty wine with blackberries and cherries. Hints of hazelnut. Medium body. Fine tannins. Long finish."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: "The 2022 Mauvesin Barton is composed of 55% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 9% Cabernet Franc, aging in 33% new oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it skips out with lively notions of fresh blackberries, black raspberries, and red currant jelly. The medium to full bodied palate delivers taut, muscular fruit with wonderfully firm, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness throughout, finishing long and fruity. Seriously impressive!"
DECANTER: "Really aromatic nose, so full of scents; herbal, floral, savoury, fruity. Quite tight and dry, the tannins doing most of the talking right now, even though they're ripe and not harsh, so this doesn't feel over extracted. Juiciness comes through, but this retains quite a lean, focussed frame. Stops a touch short. Harvest 13 September-5 October. Ageing in French oak for 12-15 months, 33% new."
WEINWISSER: "Verführerisches rotbeeriges Bouquet, zartes Veilchenparfüm, Johannisbeerdrops. Am eleganten burschikosen Gaumen mit weicher Textur, stützender Rasse, engmaschigem Tanninkorsett. Im gebündelten feinaromatischen Finale rote Kirsche, Wachsnoten und feinmürbe Adstringenz. 2029 – 2043."
JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2022 Château Mauvesin Barton is terrific, with a ripe, medium-bodied, elegant profile as well as impressive cassis and currant-like fruit, some tobacco and graphite aromatics, fine tannins, and a great finish. It’s a brilliant Moulis in the making."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Fresh, juicy, fruity, medium-bodied, forward, and already nice in your glass, this is going to be perfect, with its core of bright, red fruits, and savory, leafy herbs to enjoy on release. Drink from 2024-2034."