2012 Mas Gabriel "Clos des Lièvres" Languedoc Pézenas Rouge (Previously $25)

SKU #1243777 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Languedoc Pézenas Clos de Lievres is a stunning wine! Made from 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan, aged 12 months in mostly old barrique, followed by 6 months in tank, it has medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, sexy, yet elegant texture, and terrific aromas and flavors of baking spices, truffle, kirsch and blackberry like fruit. This is a classy effort that does everything right. Drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years. Located in the village of Caux, just outside the village of Pézenas, and 20 kilometers off the Mediterranean, Mas Gabriel is run English couple Deborah and Peter Core, who learned winemaking in New Zealand. The estate covers roughly 6 hectares and their first vintage was 2006. (JD)  (4/2015)

Share |
Price: $19.99
Quantity:
Add To Waiting List

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Product Reviews:

Add your own review of this item

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/23/2016 | Send Email
The Mas Gabriel wines surely deserve to be at the top of the list of great wines coming from Languedoc. The red from the sub-appellation of Pezenas is a blend of mostly Syrah with Grenache and Carignan making up the remainder. The wine has an incredibly deep nose with a beautiful perfume of blue and black fruit, fresh cut flowers and spices. Great concentration on the palate with a lingering finish. There is such beautiful terroir in this wine, you'll dream of standing in the vineyard surrounded by the vines. Very special indeed!

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon