WTN: `06 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Aniane VdP de l`Herault.

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WTN: `06 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Aniane VdP de l`Herault.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:34 am

12.5% alc, $20 Cdn, opened half hour, not decanted. Cellared one year.
Blend of usual suspects.....Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault. "Moulin is effectively a negociant company" says James Berovici (UK forum).

Color. Dull ruby-red, already shows some light orange. Quite a light center.

Nose. Old oak barrels, not at all attractive initially. Cranberry, raspberry after an hour.

Palate. Initial entry thoughts were dry, soft acidity, short light finish. Not a lot of depth, some blackcurrant but remains one-dimensional in the glass. Tart, short medium finish, think off bottle?
Completely shot on day 2. Pity
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Re: WTN: `06 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Aniane VdP de l`Herault.

Postby Tim York » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:43 pm

Bob, is this one of Aimé Guibert's négotiant wines? He is the producer of the famous Cab based Mas du Daumas Gassac. If so, I would have hoped that he would have done better.
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Re: WTN: `06 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Aniane VdP de l`Herault.

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:30 am

Morning Tim. Yup, the one and the same!
Nick at DeVines was not surprised when I showed him my TN...."I told you to be wary Bob, remember?"

I managed to pick up a Gil Monastrell from Jumilla but wonder if it might be too "international". I steared clear of the d`Arenberg, now in the low $40s.

Have a nice day!
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