Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a rosé from Paul Mas, the 2020 vintage and the indication géographique protégée of the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. The rosé grape varieties are typical of this region: a duo of grenaches – grenache gris and noir, pinot gris, caladoc and cinsault. I haven’t come across caladocContinue reading “Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review”

Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review

This viognier is from Paul Mas and the Pays d’Oc IGP in the south of France. It’s a well made wine.  Local Australian versions of viognier can sometimes miss the mark navigating the tension between the high sugar (and alcohol) and low natural acidity of this variety. But here the wine is soft, ripe andContinue reading “Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review”

Domaines Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

This wine, a cabernet sauvignon merlot blend from Paul Mas and the Languedoc in the south of France, over delivers for its price. It has correct varietal aromas of blackcurrant, smoke and leaf. The palate is full bodied with savoury fruit and medium tannins that are ripe. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website: https://www.paulmas.com/en/home/;Continue reading “Domaines Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019”

Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014

A blend of syrah (60%), grenache (35%) and cinsault (5%), this is a moreish and enjoyable Vin de Pays d’Oc from the Languedoc region in the south of France. It’s a “vin biologique” too, i.e. organic. In the glass, it is fruity, yet also earthy and savoury. The palate is medium-full bodied, fruity and aContinue reading “Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014”

Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011

This sauvignon blanc from Arrogant Frog is probably the best of their 2011 range that I tasted through. Lemon in colour, it is bright with a pale intensity of colour.  Aromatically, for those used to Marlborough style sauvignon blanc, this is a very restrained offering, with muted notes of stones, minerals, lemon citrus, earth, corianderContinue reading “Arrogant Frog Ribet Sauvignon Blanc 2011”

Arrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2011

The wine’s name is kind of humorous for wine geeks I guess, although I suspect it may elicit more than a couple of blank stares.  A blend of 91% shiraz and 9% viognier, in name and composition it plainly is aimed at capturing the shiraz viognier market, at the modest price of $11.  A deepContinue reading “Arrogant Frog Croak Rotie Shiraz 2011”