2022 Château Moulin St-Georges is released this morning for sale en primeur at £295 per dozen and with a highly impressive 96 points from Jane Anson, who describes it as a "luxurious feel, with velvety tannins...A well-balanced luscious wine with a saline limestone twist.
Adjacent to and owned by the same family as Ausone, this is one of those under-the-radar properties it pays to be aware of. Managed by the Vauthier family themselves, the vineyard consists of just 7 hectares of vines, averaging 50 years old, resulting in yields of just 28 hl/ha in this vintage.
The keywords from the critics are freshness, texture, and salinity, with the pH being notably low at 3.55 (in a warm year like 2022, pH levels of 3.6-3.8 in the reds are still notably low).
Despite this freshness, the 2022 Moulin St-Georges is a rich, plush wine that hints at the style of its neighbour Ausone (at £600+ per bottle!), so we can recommend this release without hesitation.
Offered en primeur, landing spring 2025.
Magnums available with £15 ex-VAT bottling surcharge, please enquire re other formats.