2016 is certainly one of the greatest recent Bordeaux vintages. Incredibly dense and intense wines that will have a long life were created here. At Mauvesin Barton, the 2016 consists of 47% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. He was given a third of new barriques.
This wine has a dark color, going purple. The scent is reminiscent of ripe blackberries and a little toast, very fine and yet accessible. On the palate it is relatively smooth, thanks to the Merlot, but it also has a fine tannin structure and good substance, which makes it suitable for longer storage, even if it does not necessarily need it, as the wine also has a lot of youthful charm . James Suckling rated it 91-92 / 100 points.
|Drink:||now to 2033|
|Analysis:||13,5% alc. vol., less than 2.0 g/l residual sugar|
|Wine maturing:||in barriques|
|Grape varieties:||47% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot|
|Reviews||91-92/100 James Suckling, 89/100 Decanter, 91-93 Wine Enthusiast|
|Type:||dry red wine|
Responsible: Barton Family wines, 33250 SAINT-JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE - France
Produced in France. Contains sulfites