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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Mas de Tannes, Jean-Claude Mas

Two hefty-yet-deft organic wines from Jean-Claude Mas

The packaging of these organic wines from Languedoc speaks of an ambitious, modern wine - the heavy bottle, cursive script and clean presentation.

Both wines feel big-yet-fresh, with a clean, organic purity. Both also benefit from aeration, being significantly more opened up and expressive on the second day - and I suspect would have better again on a third, had they had the chance.

Available from indpendents priced around £12.

Reserve Blanc 2014 waxy pear and melon fruit with ground almond, white flowers, a shake of white pepper and white-tea tannins. Concentrated, fresh and supple.

Good.

Reserve Rouge 2014 sweet, ripe dark fruit, leathery liquorice and sweet, oaky vanilla spice; fresh and stainless-steel vibrant; inky, supple and concentrated. Very clean, very pure. Needs aeration and will benefit from aging.

Good.

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