One of the strongest efforts I have ever tasted from Alain Vauthier, his small St.-Emilion estate, Moulin Saint-Georges, has turned in a gorgeous 2005 with an opaque purple color and a sweet nose of blueberry and black raspberry fruit along with spring flowers. Rich, full-bodied, and still moderately tannic, this is a wonderful sleeper of the vintage and a wine capable of further evolution for at least another 10-15+ years. Drink 2015-2030.
|Score: 92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015|
The second most well-known estate of perfectionist proprietor Alain Vauthier (the best-known is Ausone), the inky/purple-tinged 2005 Moulin-St.-Georges offers sumptuously sweet aromas of candied cassis, crushed rocks, flowers, and incense. Intense, full-bodied, and deep, with fabulous purity, texture, and freshness as well as a 40+ second finish, this may be the finest Moulin-St.-Georges Vauthier has yet produced. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025.
|Score: 91/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006|
|Score: 92||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008|
Violets, berries and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied, with fine tannins. Bright and fresh
|Score: 89/91||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006|
Very very dark, like its stablemate Fonbel (and Ausone of course). Very rich and opulent on the nose. Extremely intense. Like a scrubbing brush on the palate, it's so concentrated. Lots of acidity and long but needs time. Drink 2014-20
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2006|
Good deep red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of currant, licorice and minerals. Broad, fresh and mouthcoating, with a juicy quality to the dark fruit, minerals and sweet oak flavors. Finishes broad, with lovely floral persistence. Not especially complex yet but offers a light touch and excellent energy for the vintage.
|Score: 91||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar|
Racy Saint-Emilion: precise and elegant nose, refined texture, noble flavour with all the mineral, spicy, and fruity elements which one day wil make a great bouquet. Super-classified growth quality. Drink from 2015.
|Score: 17.5||Michel Bettane, Decanter Magazine, April 2006|