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2009 Vieux Chateau Mazerat

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


97Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits loads of chalky minerality and a stunning nose of espresso, blackberry, mulberry and kirsch. Elegant, with superb definition and a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel...

91Wine Spectator

...offers dark charcoal and ganache notes fronting for the core flavors of roasted fig, plum sauce and warm black currant confiture.

91Stephen Tanzer

Black cherry, mulberry, cocoa powder and smoky oak on the superripe nose. Dense, sweet and fat with fruit...

15.5Jancis Robinson


Vieux Chateau Mazerat

Vieux Château Mazerat is made by Château Teyssier in St.-Emilion. Vieux Château Mazerat is in fact a “micro-cuvée” made from an 8-acre plot. It is typically 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Though Château Teyssier has a history in wine production that dates to the 18th century, since 1994 it has been owned and operated by wine entrepreneur Jonathon Maltus and his wife Lyn Maltus. Jonathon Maltus is an Englishman who took up the wine business in mid-life as a second career. Since the early 1990s he has been shaking up Bordeaux’s right bank making garagiste wines that earn raves from reviewers. His 2010 Le Dome won a perfect 100-pt score from Robert M. Parker Jr. Teyssier has 130 acres of vineyards in St.-Emilion. Robert M. Parker Jr. says the estate consistently “over achieves” by making excellent wines that fly under the radar of many wine buyers.


France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.