2019 Bordeaux from Bottle: The Two Towers (Feb 2022)

The 2019 Vieux Château Mazerat is a very good wine that bridges the gap between the entry level Teyssier and the wines at the upper end of the Maltus range. Élevage has tamed some of the raw power that was present in the barrel sample, which is a good thing. There is plenty of richness, as there is in all the wines, but today Vieux Château Mazerat comes across as quite supple and forward. Succulent dark cherry, plum, leather, licorice and chocolate build into the sumptuous finish.