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Monday, June 01, 2009

2005 Domaine De Nizas Le Mas Rouge

The 2005 Domaine de Nizas Le Mas Rouge is composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 25% Syrah. The grapes were harvested from vines grown in France's Vin de Pay d'Oc region.

Domaine de Nizas is now a part of the Goelet Wine Estates, a global fine wine alliance coordinating the marketing, sales and distribution resources of five pioneering family owned and operated wine brands—Clos Du Val in the Napa Valley; Taltarni Vineyards in Victoria, Australia; Clover Hill and Lalla Gully in Tasmania, Australia and Domaine de Nizas in the Languedoc region of France. For more information visit http://www.goeletwineestates.com   

Now lets taste the wine! The color of the wine is a dark ruby red that thins out a bit around the edges. On the nose I get black cherry, dried herbs, spice, and toasted oak aromas. There is some really nice fruit on the bouquet but also some pretty obvious terroir- driven notes as well - ie. soil, herbs, game meats...  

On the palate the wine is rich and full and shows deep flavors of blackberry, black cherry, herbs, spice, dirt, and toasted oak. The wine finishes quite long and leaves a savory and dry, herb-laced blackberry flavor on the tongue. 

I really can't help but mention the hint of soapiness this wine shows on the palate as well. I wanted to ignore it at first, but I really believe there is a touch of detergent on the front palate. It doesn't finish with those flavors but I notice them right away when I sip the wine. I never wash my stems with soap so I'm going to go out on a limb here!! I might be way off here but I just thought I would mention it. Anyways, it's a nice wine and I dig if for the price. 89 points

vuluganck said...

Australia again, why does this country have so much kinds of wine?!What is oak aromas ?The name is so strange.I have not heard about this.This is very cool, The name is quite new to me and the elements are new,too.This is very soft wines, I just can drink these.Too much wines for me to try.Thank you for this.

 
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