2005 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l’Hérault (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault)

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Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, Red Wine, Vin de Pays de l'Hérault

A fascinating wine. Bordeaux meets CdP. What’s amazing is that the wine shows like a cool climate wine despite being grown in a very warm climate. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Pinot Noir, and 3% Syrah. Starts out very slow and simple, but with some airtime, this really comes alive. Lovely black currant fruit, silky texture, and a heap of earth and dusty tannins. On the nose, there’s some discernible garrigue, which gives it that CdP-ness I mentioned earlier. Solid finish and a wine that goes tremendously well with food. Unlike CdP or even modern styled Bordeaux, this wine doesn’t show sweetness, but stays fully dry. That’s a winner for me, but I suspect many who like plush fruit and sweet tannins will not like this wine.

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One thought on “2005 Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l’Hérault (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault)”

  1. I tasted this in paris after it was in bottle for 2 months. it was gorgouse. I had only known about their wine but never experienced it. After i few swirls iI fell in love quickly. I remember telling the man it has a strong left bank feel, but the savagery of CDP and even a bit burgundian too. the o4 tasted almost the same as the o5 and the o6 white was also fantastic.
    They also make a second wine that runs for about 6 euros that is a real nice everyday drinker.
    I am happy that I have some of this in the cellar.


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