A blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc aged in 80% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Vieux Château Mazerat rocks up with nonchalant, bold, expressive scents of baked black cherries, plum pudding and baked blueberries with touches of molten chocolate, star anise, cardamom, cast iron pan, and tapenade plus a waft of balsamic. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, the voluptuous fruit is framed by plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and laden with exotic spices.
"Vieux Château Mazerat is our latest purchase, and one that we're really proud to own. In 1994 we bought the vineyard that is Le Dome from Vieux Château Mazerat, so to have the chance to purchase the mother-vineyard twelve years on was a great oppurtunity. It is for this reason that Vieux Château Mazerat's label is the reverse of Le Dome's - Ying and Yang." - Jonathan Maltus