This wine comes from the stable of Jean-Claude Mas: Domiane Paul Mas. J-C is more famous in Australia for his value for money “Arrogant Frog” range. This AOP wine from the Languedoc region in southwest France. is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The vineyards are certified HVE (High Environmental Value) by Terra Vitis. Available Australia wide at Dan Murphy’s. Heavy bottle. Cork.
Château Paul Mas, Languedoc. 2018
Heady with licorice, black cherry, plum sauce, “Chambord-esque” liquer notes, camphor, clove, some tarry earthy notes and an ashen, yet sweet rustic oak lilt. Medium-full and with a syrupy, satiny palate full of darkly herbal cherry fruit. There a surprsing amount of shrill acidity piercing the tail of flatish, webbed tannin. Not without charm, it’s suave with a veneer of slick polish.
Wine sample courtesy of Les Domaines Paul Mas