Friday, February 12, 2010

2008 Moulin de Gassac "Elise"

"Un Vin Comme Autrefois" declares the label of the 2008 Moulin de Gassac "Elise" Vielles Vignes, a Merlot-Syrah blend from the Vin de Pays de l'Hérault appellation. A mouthwatering nose of ripe blackberries enveloped by a distinct, green earthiness, with some vanilla and new leather added later on. Soft and grainy, with a smokey, flinty finish. A terrific wine for decanting, the oxygen helped this open very nicely over the evening - blinded this wine could fool many into thinking they were drinking a much more expensive wine.
Cork. 13% alcohol
Score: 16/20
Price: C$15.45 (SAQ)


David said...

Sounds like one I'd enjoy, thanks!

Joe said...

Hi David - if you ever had the wines of Daumas-Gassac they are otherworldly - not for everyone, but you can't seek greatness pleasing everybody!

Anonymous said...

Just finished a 2003 we had cellared at home. Held up beautifully. Unique earthy mineral with peppery finish. Was the hit of the evening.

Joe said...

An '03? Wow, I really should have kept this a bit longer. Thanks "Anon"