SRP of $15 and available for as low as $11. Imported by Esprit Du Vin. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Paul Mas Estate Single Vineyard Collection wines come from Jean-Claude Mas's vineyards in the Languedoc region in the South of France. Saint Hilaire vineyard lies near Limoux, at the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, a terroir famous since the Roman times. The grapes give birth to wines with a rare elegance and a unique character. Pinot Noir adapts wonderfully to the Limoux climate and soils. This wine displays a quintessence of red fruits, blackcurrant, cherry and spicy aromas, with a hint of vanilla.
Today we have another nice wine from Domaines Paul Mas, a name you may recognize from our latest Top 10 Reds Under $20 list which features the Paul Mas Estate Single Vineyard Collection Malbec. (We've also enjoyed the Chateau Paul Mas Clos des Mures 2011 - So Good They Built A Wall Around The Vineyard.) Today we check out a Pinot Noir from the single vineyard line.
The 2011 Paul Mas Estate Pinot Noir Saint Hilaire Vineyard begins with aromas of sour black cherry, a little spice and some nice nutty notes. Tasting this medium-bodied wine reveals lots of black cherry, a little licorice and a pronounced earthy streak with lots of mineral overtones. It's quite tasty, but it's definitely not a fruit driven wine. It ends long and dry with lingering spice and more earthy and long lasting mineral notes. Another nice wine from Domaines Paul Mas!
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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