Vieux Chateau Mazerat Saint Emilion 2012
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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.
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.
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.