Chateau Moulin Saint Georges St. Emilion Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Chateau Mouline Saint Georges History, Overview

Chateau Moulin Saint Georges has a long history in the Saint Emillion appellation. However, the modern era for the estate starts in 1921 when it was purchased by the Vauthier family. The Vauthier family were aready well-established in the region, as they were the owners of Chateau Ausone . The Vauthier family also own Chateau Fonbel , which they purchased in 1971.

Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is located not far from Chateau Ausone, on a flat terroir, with different exposures. The vineyard is located just outside the picturesque village of Saint Emilion. It is easy to spot on your right, as you drive up the main road on the way to the village. Ausone is just to your left, on the top of the plateau. In fact, when you are at the vineyards of Chateau Ausone, you can look down and get a clear image of the Chateau Moulin Saint Georges vineyards.

Chateau Moulin Saint Georges Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes , Winemaking

The 7 hectare, Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc . At one point in time, during the early 1990’s, Alain Vauthier planted Petit Verdot , as it was already planted at their other Right Bank estate, Chateau Fonbel. However, those vines were eventully pulled up and replanted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The terroir is of course not equal to Ausone. The terroir of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is clay over limestone soils with a western exposure. The vines are on average, 25 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare.

The wine of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is produced by the same team that makes Chateau Ausone. To produce the wine of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges, after sorting, vinification of Moulin St. Georges is conducted in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks with a month-long cuvaison. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels. The wine of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is aged for up to 18 months in on average, 85% new, French oak barrels. The young, Pauline Vauthier is slowly, but surely taking a more active roll at Moulin Saint Georges, while her father, Alain Vautheir continues to take a step back. On average, Chateau Moulin Saint Georges produces close to 3,000 cases of wine per year.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Moulin Saint Georges with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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Château Moulin Saint-Georges Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2015 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Juicy kirsch, vanilla bean and black raspberries with earthy tones quickly move to the elegant side of the style range. Sophisticated in texture, with sweet, fresh, silky black raspberries, that move to plums and cherries in the earthy, fresh, finish. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend, now aging in 85% new, French oak for the next 18 months. The harvest took place from October 2 to October 10.

      91 points - Tasted
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  2. 2014 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Vanilla bean and black raspberries at first, the wine is elegant in texture with sweet, fresh, silky cherries in the finish. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend and the wine will be aging in 85% new, French oak for 18 months. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  3. 2013 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Raspberry and floral notes open this fresh, delicate, soft and bright wine that concludes with fennel and red fruits. Blending 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine was produced from yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare and is aging in 85% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  4. 2012 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. The blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc will be aged in 85% new French oak for 18 months. Espresso bean, licorice, lush cherries, round textures and a sweet plum finish are found in this wine. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  5. 2011 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Produced from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine opens with coffee, earth, kirsch and black raspberries, round tannins and an open, medium-bodied, soft finish. 90-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  6. 2010 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Moulin St. Georges From an assemblage of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine will be aged in 100% new, lightly toasted oak for close to 18 months. Licorice, jammy blackberry and smoke aromas are easy to locate. Soft, fresh, ripe, elegant juicy berries and vanilla meld with the licorice and jam finish. 1650 cases produced. 90-92 Pts

      91 points - Tasted
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  7. 2009 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. 2009 Moulin St. Georges is filled with floral scents along with notes of blackberry, plum, spice, and licorice. An elegant, medium to full bodied wine, slightly short in the finish. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  8. 2006 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. This medium bodied wine is just starting to open with its licorice, black cherry, herb, stone and spice filled personality. It should get even better with another year or two of age.

      90 points - Tasted
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  9. 2005 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Licorice, floral, black raspberry, stone and plum aromatics come around after some decanting and intense swirling. Medium/full bodied, this elegant, St. Emilion is filled with soft, ripe, black cherries, plums, earth spice. Give it a few more years to soften and develop additional complexities.

      91 points - Tasted
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  10. 2000 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Fully mature, finesse styled, elegant, medium bodied wine focused on its core of freshness, sweet, cherries, flowers, herbs, spice and earth. There is no reason not to be pulling a cork on this wine, if you have a bottle or two.

      91 points - Tasted
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  11. 1995 Château Moulin Saint-Georges

    1. Fully mature and just starting to fade, this medium bodied St. Emilion, produced from a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc offers spicy red berries, earth, hints of tobacco, stone and cherries.

      89 points - Tasted
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