Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Laurence, 2011, 50cl, Languedoc-Roussillon

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“A little “masterpiece” from the “old wine grower”! But a masterpiece in the olden days’ sense of unremitting, skilled work – only produced in a very special vintage such as 1997, 1998, 2007 & 2011. The two leading lights in this unconventional wine are: Sercial, a mysterious grape from the island of Madeira that develops intriguing aromas of acidity, bitterness and pepper! The other is our very own Languedoc star, the Muscat petit grain from Mireval.

The Vin de Laurence is created from a painstaking double fermentation. First the Sercial, harvested before it ripens; then the Muscat is added to the acid Sercial wine for a second fermentation. The Muscat is harvested much later, in October when the sun has baked it to near caramel before it’s crushed. When picked, the Muscat alcohol potential is close to 20°C. Once blended, the Vin de Laurence is then aged for 8 to 10 years in five to six years old oak barrel! The result of this Franco-Portuguese alchemy is a fleshy, rich amber colored wine, incredibly complex, where the Muscat’s sweetness merges with the Sercial’s acidity, to tease and delight your palate. It ends with the candied characteristics of the over-ripe grapes predominant.

As the Romans said: Nil novi sub sole (there’s nothing new under the sun). Wine lover will understand the dream of building a bridge between Tokay, today’s splendid Hungarian wine creation, and the mysterious Klein Constantia drunk by Princes and Tsars back in the 18th century. A dream comes true here in the Languedoc’s Gassac valley.” Producer’s Note

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Producer

Mas de Daumas Gassac

Colour

White

Vintage

2011

Origin

France

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Variety

Sercial, Muscat

Size

500cl

Alcohol Content

15%

Drinking Window

Now-2040

Closure

Cork

Style Guide

Full bodied, Dry, 15%

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Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Laurence, 2011, 50cl, Languedoc-Roussillon

84

“A little “masterpiece” from the “old wine grower”! But a masterpiece in the olden days’ sense of unremitting, skilled work – only produced in a very special vintage such as 1997, 1998, 2007 & 2011. The two leading lights in this unconventional wine are: Sercial, a mysterious grape from the island of Madeira that develops intriguing aromas of acidity, bitterness and pepper! The other is our very own Languedoc star, the Muscat petit grain from Mireval.

The Vin de Laurence is created from a painstaking double fermentation. First the Sercial, harvested before it ripens; then the Muscat is added to the acid Sercial wine for a second fermentation. The Muscat is harvested much later, in October when the sun has baked it to near caramel before it’s crushed. When picked, the Muscat alcohol potential is close to 20°C. Once blended, the Vin de Laurence is then aged for 8 to 10 years in five to six years old oak barrel! The result of this Franco-Portuguese alchemy is a fleshy, rich amber colored wine, incredibly complex, where the Muscat’s sweetness merges with the Sercial’s acidity, to tease and delight your palate. It ends with the candied characteristics of the over-ripe grapes predominant.

As the Romans said: Nil novi sub sole (there’s nothing new under the sun). Wine lover will understand the dream of building a bridge between Tokay, today’s splendid Hungarian wine creation, and the mysterious Klein Constantia drunk by Princes and Tsars back in the 18th century. A dream comes true here in the Languedoc’s Gassac valley.” Producer’s Note

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Producer

Mas de Daumas Gassac

Colour

White

Vintage

2011

Origin

France

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Variety

Sercial, Muscat

Size

500cl

Alcohol Content

15%

Drinking Window

Now-2040

Closure

Cork

Style Guide

Full bodied, Dry, 15%

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Reviews

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Soham Phillips

    This amazing powerhouse from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012 - Bodegas Alejandro Fernández. Decanting is advised 👌🍷 delicious cherry, vanilla, leather and cederbox with cigars. Milk chocolat, forrest floor, laurel. Great lenght and depth Amazing wine!

  • Gregor Jagermeister

    90 pts Given the quality of the Crianza I really was delighted to find this Reserva, needs way more time to fully flower however, still very enjoyable for me now. The Crianza is ready now, but this shows sleeping intensity and great future potential and longevity, wait a few years however.

    Typical earthy red fruit with good use of oak, dusty vanilla. Weighty, full with a long finish, it will be a star in the future.

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

Reviews

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

  • Soham Phillips

    This amazing powerhouse from Ribera del Duero. Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2012 - Bodegas Alejandro Fernández. Decanting is advised 👌🍷 delicious cherry, vanilla, leather and cederbox with cigars. Milk chocolat, forrest floor, laurel. Great lenght and depth Amazing wine!

  • Joseph Newman

    I like this Reserva from RdD. 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in oak barrels.

    3.8 stars with more aging potential.

    A deep ruby red and purple shades. Thick long legs in the glass.

    On the nose medium intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries, horse saddle, leather and slightly oak.

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