The history of Chateau Mauvesin dates from the 15th Century. It was in 1457 that Jean de Foix Grailly became proprietor of the first Chateau de Mauvesin (for there will be two) in the district of “Moulis en Médoc”. At Mauvesin Barton, every vintage is the result of a blend between men, soil and expertise. At the pace of nature and in the respect of the terroir of Moulis, Château Mauvesin Barton produces an elegant and structured wine. Its aim is to be among the best wines of the appellation. Chateau Mauvesin became part of the Barton Wine Family in 2011 and the wines are now made by Melanie Barton, a 9th generation descendent of Thomas Barton.
A delicious wine for current drinking, the 2012 Mauvesin-Barton is lithe, delicate and perfumed in the glass, with plenty of expressive red fruit and floral notes. Drink this lithe Listrac over the next few years.[88pts, Jan 2016, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com]