Mas de Daumas Gassac - Rouge 2005
Mas de Daumas Gassac - Rouge 2005 (90 TSW)
When you are talking about about a blend this is an example to remember. Great Languedoc Blend.
63.1% Cabernet Sauvignon
7.9% Cabernet Franc
3.7% Pinot noir
7.9% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo and Petit Verdot.
Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank – no filtration
Then 12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels). My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark red colorwith thin rim and a little brown shades near the edge.
On the medium+ nose aromas of dark dried cherries, cranberries and coffee with hints of fennel, flowers, earth and leather.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and still available medium tannins. Still full of life with round and complex mouthfeel. Flavours of dark fruit, wet earth, liquorice and vanilla and a long lingering finish.
Soon I will try the Mas de Daumas Blanc.