Wine Region: Languedoc Roussillon - France
Grape:90% Grenache noir, 5% Maccabeu, 5% Carignan
Tasting notes: SWEET RED
Like the ever-shifting sands of time, layers of flavour flit by, sometimes reappearing in a different dimension altogether. Raisins, prunes, cocoa and toasted nuts offer an initial burst of Port-like aromas. Plums, damsons and sweet spices evolve into orange peel, figs and fresh tobacco. As with the very essence of time itself, the flavours are never-ending
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94/100
" The oldest vintage-dated Maury still being sold by Mas Ariel, the 1969 Maury Vintage is sweet, silky and succulent, with smoky notes that are beginning to take over from the walnut flavors still at the core. It's medium to full-bodied, and while in no immediate danger of cracking up, I don't see it getting any better from here. Drink up." Joe Czerwinski
About the Winery:
The 170 ha of Mas Amiel vines are located in the South of France between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains.
In 1816, a bishop bet one of his plots of land at a gaming table and lost it to Raymond Etienne Amiel. At that time, the property consisted only of 10ha of vines. Destroyed by the phylloxera in 1865, the estate was replanted with American vines and a cellar was built.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Jean Dupuy produced the first natural sweet wine branded Mas Amiel. The estate continued to expand throughout the whole century. In 1999, Olivier Decelle took over Mas Amiel and developed the property into a world-renowned benchmark.
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