Vieux Chateau Mazerat Saint Emilion 2012

$59.96

SKU 1312

750ml

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Vieux Chateau Mazerat receives two to three runs of green harvesting - at fruit set and veraison - ensuring that only the most perfect handpicked berries get into the vats. On arrival at the winery the grapes are sorted - firstly by bunch and then, after destemming, grape by grape. Only conveyors are used to transport the grapes and the wine is fer- mented in wooden vats after extreme cold maceration. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new French oak, and are barrel-aged in an air-conditioned cellar at 18 °C.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Vieux Chateau Mazerat
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. This is a grandiose wine with impressive dark tannins and swathes of black plum fruits. A hint of licorice and dark chocolate lies over the brooding, firm texture. Expect such a concentrated, solid and serious wine to age well. Drink from 2019.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2015
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateAnother single vineyard wine from the high-rent district, surrounded by Canon, Angélus and Beauséjour-Duffau, Jonathan Malthus' inky ruby/purple 2012 is wonderfully concentrated with a boatload of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intermixed with licorice, vanillin, and spice. Some underlying minerality buttresses the wine's medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The tannins are sweet and soft, and the wine very impressive. Drink this blend of 66% Merlot and 34% Cabernet Franc over the next 15 or more years.

Robert Parker, April 2015
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorThe core features lots of fig, boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry flavors coiled together, while sweet tobacco, anise and roasted apple wood notes form the frame. A big, fun, fruit-driven style. Drink now through 2020. 1,250 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2015