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Château Moulin Saint Georges

The Vauthier family, owners of the famed Château Ausone, purchased Château Moulin Saint Georges in 1921. This classic right bank Bordeaux property is located just outside of Saint Emilion next to Château Ausone. Their 7 hectare vineyard consists of 60% Merlot with 34% Cabernet Franc and the remaining 7% is to Cabernet Sauvignon. In the vineyard and in the winery Château Moulin Saint Georges is tended by the same team as Château Ausone. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks then the wine is moved to oak barrels for about 18 months. Château Moulin Saint Georges is more approachable than Château Ausone at a younger age. It is generally more fruit forward and the prices are definitely more affordable. These wines tend to age very nicely for 15+ years. The summer of 1995 was one of the hottest and driest in a long time. This 1995 was definitely rich upon release. Age really benefited this Saint Emilion Grand Cru. It displays notes of mushrooms, dried herbs, forest floor and tobacco. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. If you have some 1995 Château Moulin Saint Georges, now is a great time to pull the cork.

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