2016 Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Pays de l'Hérault

Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, but with a whole host of supporting grapes ranging from the expected to the totally unexpected, this is surely the Languedoc's greatest wine. The 2016 is impressive, with amazing balance between concentration of flavour and freshness. Unfortunately, yields were way down in 2016 - so this is a wine that needs to be bought on first release.

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  • Region & country
    Vin de Pays de l'Hérault, Vin de Pays d'Oc - Languedoc-Roussillon, Vins de Pays, France
  • Grape
    73% Cabernet Sauvignon
    7% Merlot
    4% Cabernet Franc
    4% Petit Verdot
    3% Dolcetto
    3% Malbec/Auxerrois
    3% Nebbiolo
    3% Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2031
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  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2016 Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Pays de l'Hérault
Mas de Daumas Gassac

Dubbed the “Lafte of the Languedoc”, this modern great was established by Aimé Guilbert on the advice of two friends, who happened to be two of France’s leading oenologists. They had spotted the potential of his farmland, and the estate has never looked back. When one of them, Emile Peynaud, who was more used to consulting at estates like Château Margaux was asked why he spent so much time there, he replied that he had “never before been lucky enough to be present at the birth of a Grand Cru.” Aimé’s children now run the estate, which continues to go from strength to strength

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