As difficult as the decade began, it ends gloriously in Bordeaux. The vintages 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 belong to the really great years, which is really rare in this accumulation and 2017 wasn't that bad either. 2018 is again a decidedly ripe year with very dark, concentrated and opulent red wines, comparisons with 2016, 2010 or 2005 are made.
The Mauvesin Barton 2018 consists of 54% Merlot, 39.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. There is no Petit Verdot here since this vintage. Due to the more classic cultivation methods, the wine has "only" 13.5% alcohol, a boon in this alcoholic year. James Suckling awards 92-93 / 100.
|Drink:||now to 2035|
|Analysis:||13,5% alc. vol., less than 2.0 g/l residual sugar|
|Wine maturing:||in barriques|
|Grape varieties:||54% Merlot, 39.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc|
|Reviews||92-93/100 James Suckling, 89-91 Wine Spectator|
|Type:||dry red wine|
Responsible: Barton Family wines, 33250 SAINT-JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE - France
Produced in France. Contains sulfites