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Derek - Fri, October 28, 2016

Mas de Daumas Gassac

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault

Rouge 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon 77% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot 3% Malbec 2% Pinot 2% Others 4%

95 2019-34

Red fruits herbal black fruits the nose is fresh the palate has a bramble bilberry mix at the start. It fills out in the middle black fruits, dark chocolate, coffee beans a complex mix of flavours. The tannins are firm but not aggressive the back palate a bit tight but there is fruit to show.

Rouge 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon 72% Merlot 5.4% Tannat 5.3% Cabernet Franc 3.8% Malbec 2-5% Pinot Noir 2% Others 9%

94 2018-32

The nose is tight the start of the palate firm with fresh black fruits and red cherry. There is mid sweetness some fleshy black plum, black cherry and cassis. Firm tannins tend to hold back the fruit on the mid palate but there is sweetness at the back and depth of fruit on the finish

Rouge 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon 75.6% Merlot 5.5% Tannat 4.4% Cabernet Franc 3.9% Malbec 1-8% Pinot Noir 1.8% Others 7%

95 2017-30

Breadth of fruit on the nose there is a mix of flavours with a hint of maturity. The start of the palate is sweet ripe black fruits fresher towards the back layers of fruit supported by fine tannins. Cassis and black cherry on the back palate the finish is fresh more bramble and bilberry with length and elegance.

Rouge 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon 69.5% Merlot 12.4% Syrah 7.4% Malbec 4% Cabernet Franc 3% Pinot Noir 1.4% Tannat 1.3% Others 1%

96 2016-26

Autumn leaf maturity the nose has a mix of fragrances the palate black fruits and red fruits sweet and ripe in the middle black plum richness. The tannins are integrated the layers of flavour give complexity sweet at the back the finish is lighter with a hint of freshness length of flavour leafy stylish.

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