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A study in patience and understanding…Dumas Gassac.

2005 Mas de Dumas Gassac

Tasted blind.

Dark purple core, red to platinum rim.

Plum, cocoa powder, menthol, olive, soft floral, cherry cordial, tar, wet gravel, baked earth and bramble notes. Subtle, gracious and nuanced.

Sour cherry palate, violets, tar, bitter chocolate, green olive, camphor and black tea, cherry pit. Dusty tannin profile with mid-palate grip and a generous but bitter coffee bean finish. Alcohol and acid are moderate and balanced. Good concentration. Pure and linear. Lovely old-vine complexity though it seems a bit youthful and coiled at this point.

Deserves time.



80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Petite Verdot, 4% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah.

12.5% ABV.

I have a soft spot for Dumas Gassac. It’s always displayed a uniqueness, with definition, beautiful and diverse aromatics, deft concentration, integral balance and deep flavor complexity. It’s all there. The layers pull you into the glass and it does not intrude yet encourages your full attention and patience.
This is REAL wine.