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Daumas Gassac Blanc 1996

Daumas Gassac is the most famous and premier winery in Languedoc-Roussillon, and many people call it the Lafite of this region.

This 1996 blanc has medium+ amber color, with a bit sediments.

The medium and fully developed nose contains over ripe apple, dry orange, petrol, dry prune, some blossom, waxy, preserved fruits, hazelnut and vanilla.

The dry palate has medium body, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium flavor intensity. Petrol, over ripe tangerine, oak, starfruit juice, nutty, oxidized flavor. long length, quite lingering.

Personally think this bottle is close to the end of its peak. Very good.

IGP Pays d'Hérault.
25% Viognier – 25% Chardonnay – 25% Petit Manseng – 15% Chenin Blanc and 10% other grape varieties including Courbu from Bearn, Petite Arvine from Valais, Rhole from Provence, Marsanne from the Rhone valley and 10 other rare grape varieties.

Jean-Luc Aegerten Fixin Premier Cru Hervelets 1995

Medium garnet color, a bit ruby at rim.

Medium nose, fully developed. Pickled plum, leather, earthy, anise, fennel, a bit blossom.

Dry, medium body, high acidity, medium tannin, medium intensity of flavors. Pickled plum, old wood, licorice, earthy. Medium length.

Don't keep it, drink ASAP.

From the north Cote d'Or down through the whole Pinot Noir kingdom, Fixin is the 1st commune which has premier cru.

Sarget de Gruaud-Larose 1994

2nd label of Gruaud-Larose.

Deep garnet. Medium+ nose, developed. Black currant, leather, black pepper, chocolate, old wood, cigarette, a bit green pepper.

Medium in body, alcohol, intensity,and acidity. Medium+ tannin. Dry. Old wood, coffee, pickled squash, licorice. Long length. Drink now, no potential for further aging.

Chateau Phelan Segur 1994

Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels

Developed medium nose. Herbal, leather, old wood, earthy, black pepper, ink, a bit black currant, light chocolate, flower.

Medium body, medium intensity of flavor, and medium acidity, medium+ tannin (matured, velvet), and medium alcohol. Old wood, black dry mushrom. Old, not keep any more aging.

Le Bonheur Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

South Africa.

Deep garnet. A bit deeper than Phelan Segur.

Medium+, developed nose. Plum, leather, old wood, licorice, pepper, cinnamon, incense.

Medium+ body palate, medium intensity of flavor, and medium acidity, tannin and alcohol. Old favors, a bit butter. Drink now, dont keep. Good.