Coming from a single vineyard possessing vines planted in 1947 and composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon with 35% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Vieux Château Mazerat opens with expressive crème de cassis, dark chocolate, charcuterie and plum preserves with hints of incense, Indian spices and cigar box. The palate is big and rich with firm, grainy tannins and a touch of prune character, plus a lively backbone and long earth-laced finish.
"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