2014 Haut Mazieres, Bordeaux SKU #1290719

$9.99

DC 95
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  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    2/7/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    From the Caves de Rauzan, a cooperative formed in the early 1930’s. Today its members total 300 growers overseeing 3200 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region overlooking the Dordogne river about 15 km south of Saint-Emilion. This 2014 Haut-Maziéres, Bordeaux is a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Very aromatic with a wildly floral, slightly savory nose. Very typical of the vintage, with lively acidity and bright, sweet fruit. A bit more ripeness here than expected with surprising texture and richness. Slightly confected with a ripe, red raspberry jam note. Good structure here with some firm tannins to go along with the acidity. Good value here for the money with a possibility for near term cellaring, though at this price most will probably drink this up straightaway. Well done.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    2/7/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This starts off with alluring aromas of soft earth and spice. The middle is gentle and sweet showing cherry syrup, ripe plums, milk chocolate and vanilla all in perfect harmony. Here is a compelling and complete bottle that drinks well above its price.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    2/7/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    WOWEE! This tastes like real Bordeaux for ten bucks! When I say "real" Bordeaux, I mean classically-structured claret rather than the juicy, overripe merlot run-off that we sometimes taste in this price point. Balanced between fruit and earth with a restrained, "British-style" profile (hence the 95 point Decanter score), the Mazieres even has finely-developed tannins, which means you could probably age a case of this in the cellar for a few years and watch it soften even further. If you're looking for a new house wine, this is a fantastic bistro-style option. It reminds me of nights in Paris, drinking something red, delicious, and inexpensive, but having no recollection of what it was. All I usually remember of those experiences is that that the wines taste way better than the $10 options we have back home. Now we actually have our hands on something that good! Rejoice!
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    2/7/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Wow-this wine is a GREAT buy for under $10. We heard about the wine from our friends in the UK (our secret) and tasted a sample before buying 500 cases. It has a perfumey nose and is quite structured on the palate. Open it a half hour and it blossoms out. Cinnamon and cloves and blackberry flavors. Great party wine that can age for a few years in your cellar, but why wait-it is fresh and lively and delicious right now. By the way, the wine received 95 points from Decanter Magazine--a notoriously low scoring publication.
    Drink from 2017 to 2025
  • Shaun Green
    By: Shaun Green
    2/7/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Another massive value from the Bordeaux world! Rich and supple dark fruit with black spice, nice oak and a good structure. Lots of points from Decanter and a price that can't be beat. Don't wait, it will be gone soon!
    Top Value!

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