Plenty dark in the glass with zero bricking. Soft plum, cassis, pipe tobacco and herbal...very similar to a ripe Bordeaux from the mid ‘00s on the nose. The palate has significant amounts of black cherry, blackberry pie, leather, and even some bay leaf. Plenty of tannin and acidity. For those who are waffling on when to open, this is very good now, but I’m hard pressed to say this is way over the hill. Absolutely brilliant right now. Shout out to the man @Martin G Rivard for hooking this up! Just a killer Rhône and I can’t wait to open my ‘12! — 6 days ago
Stunning bottle of 1988 Mas de Daumas Gassac blanc with dinner tonight. Bone dry with virile acidity and a divine nose of honeysuckle, acacia, apricot stones, and light, fresh strawberries!
Only their third vintage but this shows how the wines truly come into their on at 30;-) — 18 days ago
PnP. Definitely drinking young.
Dark purple color. Nose has modest OH, blackberry, and tar. Dark Chocolate and black cherry on the palate. Deep wine and could have better structure. Finish is medium.
Overall very solid, but not sure it’s as good as the 96pts. Wine Advocate scores it. — 7 days ago
A fantastic light and citrusy blend that takes off the edge of dealing with a 13-year-old daughter’s sassiness. I’m not a Rose fan but this was truly delightful. — 5 days ago
Feels pretty big even at 12 years of age - still a good amount of primary fruit amongst mineral garrigue loveliness. — 5 days ago
Good wine. Medium with nice acidity. Dark fruits and soil. Paired well with chocolate and raspberries. — 5 days ago
Vintage 1995 / Found this in a dark cellar corner, while I thought to drink my last bottle four years ago. Pleasant surprise although decay deployed. Yet very vital and awesome balance. This was a very good investment in pure pleasure. Rose above itself this Saint Chinian from 100% syrah. If you have got this wine drink it now. — 6 days ago
What an elegant, almost Burgundian thing. As the Languedoc becomes increasingly hotter, this consistently checks in at 13% abv. 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan, given a long cold soak before fermentation, then polished in old Champy Volnay barrels. Fraises, framboises and an appropriate bittering element from the Carignan. Think of it as the anti-Orin Swift. — 10 days ago
I'll always have a sweet spot in my heart for the Minervois region, and this wine only makes me more "homesick". Earthy, green, medium bodied fruit is tempered by moderate acidity, and that barnyard funk plays around in the background. So easily enjoyed! — 21 hours ago