2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013

This is one of the tightest, most backward wines in the Jonathan Malthus portfolio. The grapes come from an old-vine parcel near Angelus and Beausejour-Duffau, and the final product is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35%...
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, May 2013

This is a big and smoky wine that’s very concentrated. It shows both the power and the structure of the vintage, as well as balances fresh, fragrant fruit. Dry tannins and the dusty texture are finely integrated into a...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2013

A very racy style, with bright raspberry, kirsch and mulled strawberry notes lined with lots of intense, chalky structure. Floral, bergamot and cherry pit notes enter on the finish, with the fruit slowly filling in at the...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2013

Charming nose with loads of blueberry and violets. Chalky mineral notes and some orange zest. Sweet almost candied fruit on the palate with a tangy acidity in the finish. Full-bodied and enjoyable with fine tannins, but a...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011

Vieux Chateau Mazerat 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet Franc is from vines planted in 1947, the wine reached 14.3% alcohol in this vintage. Licorice, floral, black raspberry, earth and mocha scents are easy...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%

Introducing the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat, a Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in France. This wine exudes elegance and complexity, making it a true gem for any wine enthusiast.

In the glass, the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat showcases a deep, intense red color that immediately captivates the eye. Its alluring appearance hints at the remarkable experience to come.

On the nose, this wine reveals a symphony of captivating aromas. Notes of black currant and blackberry fruit dance alongside an abundance of floral scents, creating an enchanting bouquet. The aromas are further enhanced by a prevalent theme of minerality, which is characteristic of the 2010 vintage from Jonathan Malthus.

The palate of the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat is full-bodied and impeccably structured. It delivers an exceptional concentration of flavors, with bright raspberry, kirsch, and mulled strawberry notes taking center stage. The intense, chalky tannins provide a firm backbone, further accentuating the wine's elegant structure. As the wine lingers on the palate, subtle nuances of bergamot, cherry pit, and wood unfold, leaving a lasting impression.

This wine has received high praise from esteemed wine critics. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an exceptional score of 95+, describing it as one of the tightest and most backward wines in Jonathan Malthus' portfolio. Wine Spectator awarded it 93 points, highlighting its racy style and minerality. Wine Enthusiast also bestowed a score of 95, praising its concentration, power, and long-term potential. James Suckling awarded it 92 points, praising its charming nose and fine tannins. Jeff Leve gave it a score of 92, noting its licorice, floral, black raspberry, and mocha scents.

To fully appreciate the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat, it is recommended to cellar it for 7-8 years, allowing it to evolve and reach its full potential. However, for those who can't resist temptation, it can already be enjoyed now with decanting. This wine promises to age gracefully for 25-30 years, rewarding those with patience and a discerning palate.

In conclusion, the 2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that showcases the best of what the Saint Emilion region has to offer. With its elegance, complexity, and exceptional aging potential, it is a wine that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on any wine lover fortunate enough to experience it.