Château De Gourgazaud Cuvée Mathilde 2008, Ac Minervois

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$14.95 (958629)

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January 08, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a delicious, ready-to-drink young southern French red with classic blackberry, licorice and herbal aromas....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A perennial value favorite, the 2008 Gourgazaud is clean, open, and silky textured, with spicy, distinctly...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Based in Minervois in the Mediterranean, Chateau Gourgazaud is a family winery run by the daughters of founder Roger...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

First bottle last night was corked, so took it back and drinking the new one now. Much better. Nice deep colour from syrah. Cherry licorice and some violet on nose. Some peat, and minerality on palate. Juicy berry finish, nice tannin, good weight to it but easy to drink. Great value satisfying wine. Midi seems to have that great value, similar varietals to S. Rhone. I would love to try the B.F. Viognier from this producer.

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Laurie Fox
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

From the Minervois, this red is a blend of syrah and mourvedre. Slightyly tart blackberry fruit, backed up by plenty of herbs and spices and subtle notes of dried meat. Not particularly deep or complex, but true to its southern France origins and very satisfying. Purchased at a discounted $11.95 and represents a stellar value at that price. Tasted Nov 2011.

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