Famously described as the ‘First Growth of the Languedoc’, Mas de Daumas Gassac remains unique in the region. The world-famous red is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon along with a mix of indigenous and more unusual varieties from the south of France, such as Grenache, Cinsualt and Tempranillo. Mas De Daumas Gassac Blanc is a similarly fascinating blend of grape varieties, with Chardonnay and Viognier taking centre stage. Lauded across the wine world, not for nothing is this Domaine named the Lafite of the Languedoc.
72.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.3% Merlot,4.4% Cabernet Franc, 3.6% Tannat, 2.6% Malbec, 3.1% Pinot Noir, 7.6% rare varieties.
Hints of maturing forest floor, mushroom character. Liquorice, leather, a touch of eucalypt – and maybe the famous garrigue that surrounds the vines too. Soft tannins, dark chocolate. Retains a remarkable delicacy. [17 Points, Richard Hemming MW – February 2014, jancisrobinson.com]