JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2022 Vieux Château Mazerat checks in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that saw the standard 80% new French oak. It’s a ripe, sexy, blockbuster-styled beauty offering lots of dark cherry and plum fruits, some obvious minerality, full-bodied richness, beautiful tannins, and some meaty, iron, tobacco-laced nuances."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Dense and polished with really fine and intense tannins with blackberries, chocolate and hazelnuts. Creamy and fine. Really polished and beautiful. Modern and pretty. Lots of tannins."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „The 2022 Vieux Chateau Mazerat, 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, is deep garnet-purple in color. It waltzes out with flashy notes of black cherry compote, plum preserves, and blackberry pie, giving way to wafts of crushed rocks, tar, and Sichuan pepper with a touch of lavender. The full-bodied palate is laden with black and blue fruit preserves with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and earthy. This is impressive! pH 3.75."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "With black cherries, black plums, and blackberries front and center in the nose, the palate is loaded with soft, polished, vibrant, silky, dark red fruits, licorice, vanilla, spice, and chalk. The creamy finish has lift, length and ripe fruit with a touch of chocolate on the backend. The wine blends 90% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. 15.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2045."