LCBO Vintages likes to promote $19.95 as the going price for premium wines, but it ain’t true. There are lots of less expensive wines that fit the ‘something special’ category. This one represents the ‘new France’ in wine making talent – and value.
Fans of blockbuster Cabernets will probably NOT enjoy this wine. It’s more modest, falling somewhere between a Rhone and a Beaujolais – the feeling is of house wine at a French bistro. Medium-bodied, delightful and dangerously gulpable. Especially if lightly chilled. Perfect with almost any food. Aimé Guibert of Daumas Gassac, was one of the founders of modern winemaking in the Languedoc region – embracing both international and traditional grape varieties, but always crafted with local flavor. His wife Veronique is a leading authority on all things Celtic – spending summers in one of my favourite spots in West Cork.
MOULIN de GASSAC 17 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d’Oc, France 644476 Vintages $13.95