This amazing No Added Sulphur 60% Merlot 40% Cabernet Franc red from the sun-drenched South of France has intense Merlot based black fruit flavours with notes of plum & herbal garrigue spice singing from the Cabernet Franc. A great wine in its purest unadulterated form.
Gold Medal - Millesime Bio 2016 (2014 vintage)
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 'Open aromas of strawberry. The fleshy palate is rounded and concentrated, but also fragrant with fresh black fruits emerging and good length to finish' (2014 vintage)
16.5/20 Points - JancisRobinson.com, 'You can smell the Cab Franc and it dominates the palate as well. Some fresh damson. Rigour to the velvet tannins, graphite but no green. Really dark fruit. Slightly gamey, I'd like to taste this with jamón ibérico - the sweet dark saltiness would work, I think. Long. Rather delicious and interesting. Bit of cedar to the finish.' Tamlyn Currin, April 2016 (2014 vintage)
89/100 Points - Tom Cannavan, 'Inky purple/black in colour it is very primary, with bold raspberry and bright cherry and plum fruit, a touch of watercolour paintbox lift, and a background of spice. Totally convincing on the palate, where a dry, quite solid black fruit drives the wine, a nicely roughening, brisk edge of tannin and the juicy acid character of cherry and plum skins adds an edge to the plush fruit, with a little chocolate fleshing out the finish. An impressive no sulphur wine.' Wine-Pages.com, November 2015 (2014 vintage)
88 Points - The Wine Gang, 'A no added sulphur cuvée from one of the Languedoc's biggest players, this organic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is orthodox and vinous, such lovely fruit depth, all cassis and cream, a real crowd-pleasing depth and glossy sweetess of fruit, yet retaining a spry and nimble freshness, the Cab Franc seeing to that.' August 2016 (2014 vintage)
'Dark, tasty, fresh-finishing merlot-cabernet franc blend' Liz Sagues, Hampstead & Highgate April 2016 (2014 vintage)
Les Domaine Paul Mas
Created by owner Jean-Claude Mas with originally just 35 hectares he inherited from his father. Since then the estates have become one of the main, and most well respected in the south of France. His organic vineyards are in the Herault, the wines are very polished and expressive, and certainly towards 'New World' in style.