Château Mazeyres 2012

Château Mazeyres 2012

General Manager: Alain Moueix
Vineyard Manager: Jean-Michel Bernard
Cellar Master: Ludovic Guibert

Weather conditions

The spring was cold and rainy. The vines were late to get going and there were difficult conditions for flowering. July was exceptionally cool, but the second half of the month was dry. Warm weather set in during August, with a period of searing heat from the 15th. September was summery and autumn did not appear until the last few days of the month.

Harvest area*

21,57 hectares

Harvest terroir*

Gravels and sandy clay

Grapes harvested*

80% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Franc

Harvest dates

17 September to 8 October


40% new oak and 60% barrels of more than one year old


30 hectolitres / ha


49 200 bottles

* For this Vintage.

Tasting notes

The wine has an intense colour. The hugely delicate nose reveals liquorice and clove notes over a base of honeyed gingerbread. Hugely unctuous on the palate. A soft framework of tannins with a refined texture. The wine has a pleasingly upright structure paired with a generous texture. The finish is lingering, warming and elegant with the fresh fruit returning in lovely form.