Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chateau Semeillan Mazeau 2005 Cru Bourgeois

Affordable mature Bordeaux from a very good producer in the Listrac-Medoc appellation? Tick.   A blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot from hand-tended vines farmed using organic methods and hand-picked? Tick. The use of 30% new oak that has been impressively integrated? Tick. Soft, complex and round, this is a wine of great length and elegance with not the slightest hint of greeness. Its quality puts to shame many bigger-name Bordeauxs at double, even triple, the price. This is drinking beautifully now and no doubt for some years to come. Stock up on a case if you afford to do so. $49.