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Chateau Mouline Saint Georges History, Overview
Chateau Moulin Saint Georges has a long history in the Saint Emilion appellation. However, the modern era for the estate starts in 1921 when it was purchased by the Vauthier family.
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 the estate 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 1990s, Alain Vauthier planted Petit Verdot, as it was already planted at their other Right Bank estate, Chateau Fonbel.
However, those vines were eventually pulled up and replanted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc as the grape variety in their terroir was hard to ripen in most vintages.
The soil is of course not equal to Ausone. The terroir of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges is clay over limestone soils with western exposures. The vines are on average, 25 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The vineyard has gentle slopes that rise up to 25 meters in elevation.
The vineyard is divided into 2 main sections. The larger portion is on the flats, not far from Ausone. They have a smaller section of vines close to Chateau Pavie Macquin and Chateau La Clotte, another property owned by the Vauthier family.
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. However, if the vintage is very rich, it is possible for the wine to be aged in 100% new, French oak barrels.
The best vintages of Chateau Moulin Saint Georges are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2009.
On average, Chateau Moulin Saint Georges produces close to 3,000 cases of wine per year. The young, talented, Pauline Vauthier is slowly, but surely taking a more active role at Moulin Saint Georges, while her father, Alain Vauthier continues to take a step back.
When to Drink Chateau Moulin Saint Georges, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Moulin Saint Georges needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour to 90 minutes. 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 usually better with at least 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Moulin Saint Georges offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-20 years of age after the vintage.
Serving 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.
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.
Château Moulin Saint-Georges Wine Tasting Notes
16 Vintages 75,562 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
Initially you notice the toasty oak before moving to the incense, spice, flowers, and smoked plums in the nose. On the palate, the wine is creamy, supple, fresh and polished, leaving you with the sensation of lushness on the palate that carries through to the finish. 80% percent Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend. 14.5 ABV%, 3.52 Ph. Drink from 2026-2042. 92-94 Pts.
2,091 Views Tasted May 8, 2023
Cherries, flowers, espresso, forest leaf and plums create the perfume. Medium-bodied, soft, lifted, fresh and silky, there is a nice touch of salinity, chocolate and mint in the finish that accompanies all the elegant, bright, red fruits. Drink from 2025-2045.
1,388 Views Tasted Mar 21, 2023
Flowers, herbs, spice, smoke, licorice and ripe red pit fruits are all over the place. Medium-bodied, soft and silky, with freshness, length and purity. Made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
2,115 Views Tasted Mar 9, 2021
Ripe black plum, cocoa, flowers and black cherry create the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, polished, ripe and fleshy with soft, silky tannins and a fruity finish. Made from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the harvest was picked from September 28 to October 9. 91-93 Pts
3,610 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
Kirsch, flowers, vanilla and plum notes create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is round, soft and fruity. The tannins are gentle, allowing you to focus attention on the sweet, juicy finish. 80% percent Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend.
2,601 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
Ripe plum, black cherry, underbrush, smoke and a hint of espresso open the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, spicy, fresh and shows a bit of tannin that needs to soften. A few years in the bottle will allow the juicy, fresh, red fruits to come alive, and for more length and softness to appear
4,095 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
Licorice, espresso, earth and black raspberry with the perfect accent of truffle in the nose, this medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, sweet and fresh with more of that juicy black raspberry in the finish. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc create the blend and the wine is aged in 85% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
4,754 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
Medium bodied, finesse-styled wine with a focus on the leafy, wet earth, plum, espresso and cherry tones. Soft, elegant, forward and approachable, you can drink this now for its up-front, early drinking charms, or age it for further development.
4,272 Views Tasted Sep 17, 2018
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.
5,478 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
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
3,787 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2015
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
3,315 Views Tasted Apr 28, 2014
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
2,899 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2013
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
4,684 Views Tasted Apr 24, 2012
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
9,727 Views Tasted Apr 22, 2011
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
5,275 Views Tasted Jun 29, 2010
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.
3,876 Views Tasted May 19, 2013
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.
4,430 Views Tasted Oct 29, 2011
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.
3,729 Views Tasted Nov 15, 2016
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.
3,436 Views Tasted Jun 4, 2012