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Lascaux Mas Cavalier 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A GREAT “week-night” Syrah blend.

Producer/Winery: Château de Lascaux; Vacquieres, France.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend – 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Languedoc, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Chicken meatloaf with Madeira sauce, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, inky dark ruby color with a lighter rim. Noteworthy aromas of damp earth, a whiff of leather, ripe plum, tobacco and licorice. Dusty, almost gritty mouthfeel, heavier than expected medium to full body and a 100-grit texture. Plum, black cherry, black olives and lots of black pepper flavors. Edgy acidity, abundant chewy tannins that took center stage and a long slightly spicy and very fruity tasting finish. WOW, a very pleasant surprise…it was a little rustic at first, but came together as a very nice Syrah blend. Fruity, but buried deep within the bottle were glimmers of mineral that gave it intricacy and made it special. We called it a GREAT “week-night” Syrah blend and put in into our Quality wine at a Bargain price category.

Jean-Benoit Cavalier in his Languedoc vineyard
Photo from Château de Lascaux.

Comments: Learn more about Château de Lascaux and their wines.

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Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 44103 4

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.