Massiac Minervois 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Nothing is “Perfect”, but this wine was only one step away and it’s a GREAT value!!!

Producer/Winery: Bernard and France Boudovresques; Chateau Massiac; Azille, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 65% Syrah and 35% Carignan.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Minervois; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2014

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

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

Paired With: Grilled lamb chops, scalloped potatoes and mixed vegetables.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a lighter red rim. Plum, dusty earth and band-aid (that became slightly less on the last pour) aromas. Smooth, dusty and spicy mouthfeel, medium body and 400-grit texture. Juicy plum, blackberry, ripe olives, sage and an underlying stony mineral flavor. Lively edgy acidity, plenty of fine-grained tannins and an uplifting finish that’s filled with dry fruit, sage, peppery spice and grippy tannins. WOW, WOW, WOW…This is actually a very captivating red blend and once you get past the medical band-aid component of the aroma it really soars. We called it a silky, alluring and memorable Syrah blend and said it easily fits into the quality wine at a bargain price category. Nothing is “Perfect”, but this wine was only one step away and it’s a GREAT value!!!

The Bernard and France Boudovresques vineyard in Azille, France
Photo from Rosenthal Wine Merchant.

Alcohol Content: 13.8%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 11644 01049 8

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.