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Vieux Château Mazerat

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2022
93
With black cherries, black plums, and blackberries front and center in the nose, the palate is loaded with soft, polished, vibrant, silky, dark red fruits, licorice, vanilla, spice, and chalk. The creamy finish has lift, length and ripe fruit with a touch of chocolate on the backend. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 15.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2045. 92-94 Pts.

With black cherries, black plums, and blackberries front and center in the nose, the palate is loaded with soft, polished, vibrant, silky, dark red fruits, licorice, vanilla, spice, and chalk. The creamy finish has lift, length and ripe fruit with a touch of chocolate on the backend. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 15.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
93
Espresso, cherries, chocolate, licorice and orange rind blend together to produce the perfume. The palate is fresh, lush and packed with black plums, chocolate and coffee beans and a refreshing touch of mint that sneaks into the back of the finish. Drink from 2025-2039.

Espresso, cherries, chocolate, licorice and orange rind blend together to produce the perfume. The palate is fresh, lush and packed with black plums, chocolate and coffee beans and a refreshing touch of mint that sneaks into the back of the finish. Drink from 2025-2039.

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Flowers, black raspberries, vanilla cream, licorice, black plum, and a hint of orange blossom on the nose. The palate, is fresh, soft and supple with silky tannins and a vibrancy to the red fruits with a savory edge. You also find a nice touch of minerality in the finish. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2039. 91-93

Flowers, black raspberries, vanilla cream, licorice, black plum, and a hint of orange blossom on the nose. The palate, is fresh, soft and supple with silky tannins and a vibrancy to the red fruits with a savory edge. You also find a nice touch of minerality in the finish. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2024-2039. 91-93

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2020
93
Flowers, crushed rocks, black cherries and spice and leafy herbs form the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, supple, and fresh, leaving you with a touch of chalk, savory, leafy herbs, licorice, and chewy, red plums with a touch of salty cocoa that hits you in the backend of the finish. Drink from 2024-2042.

Flowers, crushed rocks, black cherries and spice and leafy herbs form the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, supple, and fresh, leaving you with a touch of chalk, savory, leafy herbs, licorice, and chewy, red plums with a touch of salty cocoa that hits you in the backend of the finish. Drink from 2024-2042.

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Spicy, fresh, vibrant and mineral driven, the wine shows off its ripe cherry, black raspberry, plum and floral elements with little effort. Medium/full-bodied, fresh, stony and with a combination of sweet red fruits and oak on the palate, this is going to take 6-8 years to come together. 92-94 Pts

Spicy, fresh, vibrant and mineral driven, the wine shows off its ripe cherry, black raspberry, plum and floral elements with little effort. Medium/full-bodied, fresh, stony and with a combination of sweet red fruits and oak on the palate, this is going to take 6-8 years to come together. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
Deep red fruits, flowers, spice, savory herbs, cedar and cherry liqueur notes create the perfume. On the palate the wine is fresh, vibrant, chalky and plummy. There is volume, richness, and length here. The wine finishes with chocolate-covered plums, salt, espresso, licorice and peppery, 5 spice nuances. Drink from 2023-2040.

Deep red fruits, flowers, spice, savory herbs, cedar and cherry liqueur notes create the perfume. On the palate the wine is fresh, vibrant, chalky and plummy. There is volume, richness, and length here. The wine finishes with chocolate-covered plums, salt, espresso, licorice and peppery, 5 spice nuances. Drink from 2023-2040.

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Take a pallet of crushed rocks and stone, add molten chocolate, and dark espresso bean and you get the perfume here. Full-bodied, crisp and fresh, with an energetic blast of fruits and more stone are found in the decidedly salty finish. It will take some time in the cellar before this is ready to show its stuff. 93-95 Pts

Take a pallet of crushed rocks and stone, add molten chocolate, and dark espresso bean and you get the perfume here. Full-bodied, crisp and fresh, with an energetic blast of fruits and more stone are found in the decidedly salty finish. It will take some time in the cellar before this is ready to show its stuff. 93-95 Pts

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2018
96
Showing much better in bottle than it did while in barrel, the wine is dark in color. On the nose you find spicy aromas meshed with roasted dark plums, peppery herbs, flowers, rocks and stones. On the palate, the wine shows off its layers of lush, mineral driven, dark pit fruits, oyster shell, spice, espresso and cocoa on the mid-palate and in the long finish. This is going to get even better with 8 years or so of aging. The wine is a blend of 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc.

Showing much better in bottle than it did while in barrel, the wine is dark in color. On the nose you find spicy aromas meshed with roasted dark plums, peppery herbs, flowers, rocks and stones. On the palate, the wine shows off its layers of lush, mineral driven, dark pit fruits, oyster shell, spice, espresso and cocoa on the mid-palate and in the long finish. This is going to get even better with 8 years or so of aging. The wine is a blend of 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc.

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Spicy roasted plums, caramel and espresso join forces with intensive minerality. The salty tannins add complexity and structure but before you can enjoy all the ripe, juicy red fruits, flowers, licorice and espresso, you are going to need to age this for at least a decade. The wine is a blend of 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

Spicy roasted plums, caramel and espresso join forces with intensive minerality. The salty tannins add complexity and structure but before you can enjoy all the ripe, juicy red fruits, flowers, licorice and espresso, you are going to need to age this for at least a decade. The wine is a blend of 65% Merlot with 35% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

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2017
91
Dark red fruits meld with licorice, forest, espresso bean and smoky vanilla bean, all readily rising to the surface. This wine is on the elegant side with leafy, floral nuances and a touch of sea salt in the tannins.

Dark red fruits meld with licorice, forest, espresso bean and smoky vanilla bean, all readily rising to the surface. This wine is on the elegant side with leafy, floral nuances and a touch of sea salt in the tannins.

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2016
93
Deep in color with smoky vanilla bean, black plum with a whip of licorice on top, this wine is rich, full bodied and intense. There is concentration, depth and freshness. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc and the fruit comes from a single lieu-dit.

Deep in color with smoky vanilla bean, black plum with a whip of licorice on top, this wine is rich, full bodied and intense. There is concentration, depth and freshness. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc and the fruit comes from a single lieu-dit.

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2015
93
Showing a mineral-driven personality with a distinctive, stony edge, this wine has saline tannins, silky textures and real density in the finish. This is a wine to age.

Showing a mineral-driven personality with a distinctive, stony edge, this wine has saline tannins, silky textures and real density in the finish. This is a wine to age.

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2014
90
Mineral driven with crisp, ripe, red fruits and a crushed limestone character, this wine will need sufficient time to come together. 90-91 Pts

Mineral driven with crisp, ripe, red fruits and a crushed limestone character, this wine will need sufficient time to come together. 90-91 Pts

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2013
90
Black licorice, coffee bean, vanilla, mint and smoke transition to an interesting, fresh and stony layer of blackberries in the finish. Blending 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.8 % ABV with a pH of 3.69. The wine is aging in 80% new French oak. 89-91 Pts

Black licorice, coffee bean, vanilla, mint and smoke transition to an interesting, fresh and stony layer of blackberries in the finish. Blending 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.8 % ABV with a pH of 3.69. The wine is aging in 80% new French oak. 89-91 Pts

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2012
92
According to Jonathan Maltus, the final blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, which produced a wine that reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.79. Very spicy in this vintage, with a structured, floral, firm, mineral-driven style, the wine offers a lot fennel, coffee and black jammy raspberries in the finish. 91-93 Pts

According to Jonathan Maltus, the final blend is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, which produced a wine that reached 13.5% ABV with a pH of 3.79. Very spicy in this vintage, with a structured, floral, firm, mineral-driven style, the wine offers a lot fennel, coffee and black jammy raspberries in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2011
90
65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc create a wine that is deep in color. With jammy black raspberry and stone, this intense wine is packed with minerality, iron and black cherry. Full bodied, severe, mineral driven and structured, the wine ends with coffee bean and black cherry. 89-91 Pts

65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc create a wine that is deep in color. With jammy black raspberry and stone, this intense wine is packed with minerality, iron and black cherry. Full bodied, severe, mineral driven and structured, the wine ends with coffee bean and black cherry. 89-91 Pts

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2010
92
Vieux Chateau Mazerat 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet Franc is from vines planted in 1947, the wine reached 14.3% ABV in this vintage. Licorice, floral, black raspberry, earth and mocha scents are easy to find. The round, soft wine finishes with sweet black cherry, oak and licorice 91-93 Pts

Vieux Chateau Mazerat 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet Franc is from vines planted in 1947, the wine reached 14.3% ABV in this vintage. Licorice, floral, black raspberry, earth and mocha scents are easy to find. The round, soft wine finishes with sweet black cherry, oak and licorice 91-93 Pts

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2009
90
2009 Vieux Chateau Mazeret is deeply colored with a strong mineral presence. From 65% merlot and the remainder cabernet franc, this limestone based wine feels like pure stone and fruit, coupled with licorice, dark berries, chocolate, and cherries. 89-91 Pts

2009 Vieux Chateau Mazeret is deeply colored with a strong mineral presence. From 65% merlot and the remainder cabernet franc, this limestone based wine feels like pure stone and fruit, coupled with licorice, dark berries, chocolate, and cherries. 89-91 Pts

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2008
93
Licorice,plums, minerality spice and red fruits. Lots freshness and a rich, round, ripe, plum and anise finish.

Licorice,plums, minerality spice and red fruits. Lots freshness and a rich, round, ripe, plum and anise finish.

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08 Vieux Chateau Mazerat comes from Mazerat, a sector that abuts Chateau Angelus. 2008 marks the debut for this wine. With 65% merlot and 35% cabernet franc, from some vines almost 60 years old, this floral, mineral, smoky, dark fruited wine is nicely concentrated. It finishes with plush sensations of boysenberry and dark, black cherry. 90-93 Pts

08 Vieux Chateau Mazerat comes from Mazerat, a sector that abuts Chateau Angelus. 2008 marks the debut for this wine. With 65% merlot and 35% cabernet franc, from some vines almost 60 years old, this floral, mineral, smoky, dark fruited wine is nicely concentrated. It finishes with plush sensations of boysenberry and dark, black cherry. 90-93 Pts

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