The big wine, the grand vin from Daumas Gassac is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with more typical Languedoc varietals. It shows structure and impressive elegance to go along with its power. Flavors of dark plums and black fruits go along with the layer of wood. Considerng the poor vintage, this doesn't miss a moment of richness. Ideally age for 10 years or more, but will be drinkable after 5.
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