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About This Wine
As difficult as the decade began, it ends gloriously in Bordeaux. The vintages 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 belong to the really great years, which is really rare in this accumulation and 2017 wasn't that bad either. 2018 is again a decidedly ripe year with very dark, concentrated and opulent red wines, comparisons with 2016, 2010 or 2005 are made.
The Mauvesin Barton 2018 consists of 54% Merlot, 39.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Cabernet Franc. There is no Petit Verdot here since this vintage. Due to the more classic cultivation methods, the wine has "only" 13.5% alcohol, a boon in this alcoholic year. James Suckling awards 92-93 / 100.
|Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Wines from Bordeaux
Bordeaux is in the south west of France and is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. It is the largest wine producing region in France, the vast majority being red wines. While it does make large quantities of everyday table wine, outside of Europe, it is mostly noted for producing some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.
The Garonne and Dordogne rivers run through the region and together naturally irrigate the land while the soils are rich in calcium owing to their limestone content. These two rivers connect and run through to the Atlantic Ocean splitting Bordeaux into 3 distinct parts. We have the left bank, the right bank, and the area between the two rivers called Entre-Deux-Mers.
While in Australia we often see straight Shiraz, Cabernet or Merlots, Bordeaux does not generally produce red wine without blending. The “Bordeaux Blend” is one of the most classic and popular styles of red wine that has spread throughout France as well as throughout the New World.
On the left bank, typical top-quality blends are 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. On the right bank top quality blends are typically made of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
In general you can expect red wines from Bordeaux to taste more earthy in flavour compared to those from the New World wine regions that tend to be more fruit flavour driven.