94 Insider Points
This is Bordeaux that will please any fan of the "New World" style. Inky black, with aromas of ripe, black cherries and cigar box, the flavors are all about juicy, ripe cherries, red currants and spices. There's a big, round mouthfeel, with lots of glycerol to it and soft, well-integrated tannins and hints of dark chocolate that give it a wonderfully supple feel deep into the finish. This is an amazing buy! -PM
2009 Château Mauvinon Saint Émilion
Saint-Émilion - Founder's Pick
Grand Cru Classé | Wholesale Access
From CEO Tony Westfall:
Members of invino know that we are not one for verbosity and always try to express the essence of a wine so that our Members get an accurate representation of what that wine will taste like. When you are in a customer service business where you guarantee your products, you really must be right on point.
That’s why I am particularly fond of this wine. A little backstory: I taste so many wines that I had to come up with an easy system to remember the standouts. I use none, one, two and three stars. This wine, in a three-day marathon Bordeaux tasting (about 1000 different wines), was one of the few that garnered three stars in my tasting notes.Typically, my three star wines are a bit pricey, but always delicious. What is so great about this wine, though (beyond its taste), is that it is a Grand Cru Classe wine at a below wholesale price.
This wine gets my highest praise for its silky smooth texture and ease of drinkability, but also for its solid tannin structure which will allow for many years of bottle age. Hitting on all the right notes with a great fruit bouquet and cleanliness from this most excellent of Bordeaux vintages, this is one to buy in fours: one to drink now, one to give to a friend, one to drink in a couple years, and one to hold for 10. Be warned though, when you open the first bottle, you are certain to be using our instock feature to buy more (that is, if there's any left). Cheers. -invino CEO Tony Westfall
Inside Fact: The wines of Saint-Émilion were classified in 1955. Unlike the Bordeaux Official Classification of 1855 which covers wines from the Medoc and Graves, the Saint-Émilion list is updated every 10 years or so.