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An Affordable Wine for the Cellar

August 23, 2012 4 comments

The Mas Des Bressades, Les Vignes de Mon Pere is a type of wine that I like to have laying about my basement.  Not only does it smell and taste good but it has balanced structure to support short-term aging.  Why not stash a few bottles away then get back to me in three years with your thoughts?  This bottle was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

2010 Mas Des Bressades, Les Vignes de Mon Pere, Cabernet-Syrah, Pays du Gard – $15
Imported by Robert Kacher Selections.  This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah sourced from 30+ year old vines.  It was vinified in both stainless and concrete tanks followed by 12 months of aging in new oak barrels.  Tried over two nights the color is fairly dark.  The nose reveals herbs, wood, along with scented blue-ish fruit.  In the mouth this youthful wine has flavors which follow the nose.  Purple fruit mixes with stone notes, showing some concentration along with wood box and drying tannins.  Nicely done but will be best after short-term aging.  **(*) 2015-2022.