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)

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Staff Image 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!

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