Château la Mazerolle 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur
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Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Estate: Château La Mazerolle is situated in the Entre Deux Mers region of Bordeaux, 20 miles South East of Bordeaux. The Mandrau Estate is over 100 acres which they have had for more than a century.
The Château La Mazerolle Vineyard is comprised of 60 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and 40 acres dedicated to white varietals such as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, and Muscadelle. The vineyard is planted on lime clay hills that have great South and South West exposures. The average vine age is 25 years.
The 100+ acre estate of Château La Mazerolle has been in the family for over a century. Before winemaker Jean-Louis Mandrau took the helm of his family estate, he had already garnered quite a reputation as a winemaker. With a doctorate in enology, he began as assistant winemaker and then inevitably winemaker for the legendary, first-growth Château Latour until his return to the family business in 1986. Since that time, Mandrau has modernized the winemaking facilities at Château La Mazerolle and pushed the envelope for quality even further. Derived from limestone and clay hillsides with south and southwest-facing exposure, the estate vines average twenty-five years of age and deliver incredibly pristine fruit. Following harvest, the grapes are fermented in stainless or concrete and macerated for two or more weeks. The wine is then aged in only 30% new French oak for one year, which results in an elegant, approachable and classic expression of Bordeaux. The result is a near perfect expression of place.
Tasting Notes : Dark crimson, nearly opaque core with slight orange and garnet reflections on the rim. This simply classic rendition of Bordeaux delivers a perfectly ripe red and black currant, dried red plum and dried violets over the aromas of leather, tobacco, and pencil lead that we all crave from the appellation. The medium-bodied palate has a richness and lush texture that is intricately wrapped in soft tannins. Red and black fruit, reminiscent of the nose, is elevated by flavors of wet clay, tobacco, leather pencil lead and subtle, well-integrated oak spices. This wine is stunning straight out of the gate and merely needs a ten-minute decant.