I was introduced to this wonderful value at a friend's as a great everyday wine and there is no doubt they are correct. This is a youthful, blackberry, slightly smokey GSM(C) wine is from the Southern Rhone, near Nimes. Enjoy! Even better, enjoy with friends. Happy New Year!
CHÂTEAU MAS NEUF TRADITION ROUGE COSTIÈRES DE NÎMES 2008
VINTAGES 177097 | 750 mL bottle XD - $ 11.35
This Syrah/Grenache blend is a deep, youthful ruby colour, and opens with a blackberry nose with a hint of black licorice. Aromas of sweet spice follow, along with some peppery notes. Velvety, full bodied and a great value, this can be cellared for a while, or enjoy it tonight with a mild lamb curry or pasta with carbonara sauce. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2010)
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