Mas des Mas Chateau de Conas Corbières 2011


It is not always the "new world" that follows the old in wine.  This wine from hilly and varied Corbières in the deep south of France in the Languedoc bears more than a passing resemblance to a South Australian red.  It's a blend of 45% syrah, 35% grenache and 20% carignan, the latter grape not frequently seen in Australia, and mostly not desired in France except as a blending grape.  This wine is a deep intensity purple in the glass, and has medium intensity and developing aromatics of plum, smoke, prunes, graphite, stones and raisins.  The palate is dry with medium acid, light tannins, a full body and flavours of plum, dark cherry, raisin and prune.  The finish is medium.  Overall, the wine's  a bit spiky and rough around the edges, but its edges wear off with time in the glass to reveal a perfectly acceptable wine for current drinking.  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $15
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://www.paulmas.com/index-fr.php
Region: Corbières

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Drink with: A bbq.  Though not literally.
Tasted: 2013
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