Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1207 ratings
9.148 pro ratings
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Red Blend
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Exotic Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Veal
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Bretty but delicious

Bretty but delicious

Nov 12th, 2019
Eric Egan

Feel like I dipped into this case 10 years too early. In many ways a nicely drinking wine but still in the gap between primary and secondary. The up-front blackcurrent leaf and blackberry notes are fading but the elusive cigarbox, truffle, and earthy tones have not yet started unfolding. I'd give it another 6 years minimum.

Feel like I dipped into this case 10 years too early. In many ways a nicely drinking wine but still in the gap between primary and secondary. The up-front blackcurrent leaf and blackberry notes are fading but the elusive cigarbox, truffle, and earthy tones have not yet started unfolding. I'd give it another 6 years minimum.

Oct 31st, 2017
William Lauder

Very special biodynamic wine

Very special biodynamic wine

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2016
Jeff Clavier

And they call that a "Vin de Pays". Incredible.

And they call that a "Vin de Pays". Incredible.

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

This has to be one of the better values for those that don’t want Bordeaux

This has to be one of the better values for those that don’t want Bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2019
Ira Schwartz

Opens with scents of leather, earth and prunes. In the mouth, dark fruit that veers towards over-ripe and fights with the grippy tannins. The middle palate has a slight hollowness. Given the provenance, this was a letdown.

Opens with scents of leather, earth and prunes. In the mouth, dark fruit that veers towards over-ripe and fights with the grippy tannins. The middle palate has a slight hollowness. Given the provenance, this was a letdown.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Surprisingly drinkable young. Blackcurrant, plum skin, charcoal, carob

Surprisingly drinkable young. Blackcurrant, plum skin, charcoal, carob

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2018
John Van Trijp

Mas Daumas Gassac. Brilliant wine! Try to find a good bottle 82, 83, 85 or 89. They will surprise you! Love this rustic claret style

Mas Daumas Gassac. Brilliant wine! Try to find a good bottle 82, 83, 85 or 89. They will surprise you! Love this rustic claret style

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2015
Eric Egan

Tasted again at the domaine. Very attractive colour - no sign of shedding any of the denseness yet; tell-tale blackcurrent and herbal nose (wild mint, fresh tea, a hint of tobacco); tannic but in a more structured way than the 2013. It may be that it's just more approachable but I gave it a higher mark nonetheless. Incidentally the first vintage I bought en primeur (€20 rather than the €33 a bottle) - still worth it but is the quantity of wine now produced affecting the quality somewhat?

Tasted again at the domaine. Very attractive colour - no sign of shedding any of the denseness yet; tell-tale blackcurrent and herbal nose (wild mint, fresh tea, a hint of tobacco); tannic but in a more structured way than the 2013. It may be that it's just more approachable but I gave it a higher mark nonetheless. Incidentally the first vintage I bought en primeur (€20 rather than the €33 a bottle) - still worth it but is the quantity of wine now produced affecting the quality somewhat?

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

From mag! Delightful. So much structure.

From mag! Delightful. So much structure.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2015