VIEUX CHATEAU MAZERAT is the mother-vineyard of LE DOME. It is for this reason that VIEUX CHATEAU MAZERAT’s label is the reverse of LE DOME’s. 2012 is a highly rated one by Robert Parker. The production is under 1,500 cases. The wine is sourced from 60-year-old vines and is limited production with vinification being reactive. The resulting wine is powerful, complex and persistent.
A spectacular effort from Jonathan Maltus, this inky/purple-colored, complex 2012 (made from 60-year-old vines and a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) offers up notes of graphite, sweet blackberry and cassis, and hints of earth, espresso, spice and chocolate. Already drinking well, this rich, layered, full-bodied St.-Emilion was cropped at a low 30 hectoliters per hectare. It can be enjoyed now and over the next decade.