2014 Costières de Nîmes

Rhone Blend

Sixth generation vintner Cyril Mares’ Domaine Mas des Bressades is regarded as one of the finest estates in the Southern Rhone’s rising star region, Costières de Nîmes.

$18.00

(4 Reviews)

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Mas Des Bressades "Les Vignes de Mon Père" 2014

2014 Costières de Nîmes

Rhone Blend

$18.00

(4 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Opaque black in the glass and initially reticent, it blossoms with air into a surprisingly elevated nose of high-toned licorice and violet, wrapped around tarry blackberry/blackcurrant, spicy plum, and smoky vanilla – as if someone had taken Howell Mountain and transplanted it to Bordeaux. What? I guess what I am trying to say is that while the the Mon Père has a similar “aromatic” profile to our recent Howell Mountain release, it’s definitely more Bordelaise (read “dryer”), with more violet than sweet blossom, more blackcurrant than blackberry. Totally stacked, however, and in addition to its power now this wine will become wonderfully complex and ethereal with time in the bottle. The finish is pure Bordeaux, with sweeping dark fruit and powerful tannins in a long and nuanced finish that suggests a long and very interesting life ahead.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • Costières de Nîmes
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Syrah 30%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%%
  • Cases Produced
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2030
Cam Confidential

Sixth generation vintner Cyril Mares’ Domaine Mas des Bressades is regarded as one of the finest estates in the Southern Rhone’s rising star region, Costières de Nîmes. His flagship bottling, Les Vignes de Mon Père (the vines of my father) is an homage to his father Roger’s foresight in not just planting new Cabernet vines, but for keeping the now over 70-years-old Cabernet vines that were already there. Cropped in at the equivalent of less than two-and-a-half tons to the acre, this blend of 70-year-old vine Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and 40-year-old vine Syrah (30%) is aged in 100% new French oak for 12-months, beautifully combining the power of Cabernet Sauvignon with the elegance and structure of Syrah.

Reviews

4 Reviews Total

EdR

Verified Purchase

Beautiful nose. Very closed and not a lot of fruit on the taste/finish. Very dry. Hope that the fruit comes out after some time in the bottle. Bought 3 bottles, will try the next bottle in the winter of 2018/2019. Given that it needs time, one could try it now with a nice rich meat/dish. It did go well with food but too dry to drink it by itself.

Dave

Verified Purchase

Glad I got some when I did. Truly a great value.

Robert

Verified Purchase

As smooth a wine as you can taste. Rich and full of tastes. Outstanding!!

Eric

Verified Purchase

This was a fantastic wine. Really exceptional. It is a shame that Cam is out of it, but I will look elsewhere for it. It is that good.