Monday, December 12, 2005

Chateau Mazeris

2002 Chateau Mazeris, Canon Fronsac ($20) -- Imported by Dreyfus Ashby. I opened last Saturday for the weekly tasting with mixed reviews more due to the fact that some people prefer a more fruit forward style (I am one!) but the wine geeks who visited proclaimed it to be a good wine with plenty of fruit and a reasonable value.

This Monday night it is still going strong for the football game, and I may be one of the few in America drinking Bordeaux during Monday Night Football. I love the beer commercials, it's the product I can't stand!

The Dreyfus website details the Chateau and its vineyards but not the varietal make-up of this particular vintage. I am guessing mostly Merlot and some Cab Franc with a small production of 5,000 cases.

It is dark red, fruit aroma, full fruit with tannins present and a medium finish. It is not big (like a 300 lb. tackle), it is French! Not that there is anything wrong with that!


Blogger caveman said...

I tasted a 1998 last week and while it had it in the nose, it fell very flat very fast...It might be best in it's youth.

7:21 AM  
Blogger jens at cincinnati wine said...

There are a few other sub Bordeaux 99s and 98s making the rounds here in Cincinnati, and they all seem to have the same problem. Drink 'em now and drink 'em fast!

jens at cincinnati wine express

3:39 PM  

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