Mas Amiel Vintage 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Mas Amiel

Region: Maury, Roussillon, Occitanie, France

Appellation: AOC Maury

Type: Fortified Red wine (Vin Doux Naturel – VDN)

Vintage: 2020

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Organic viticulture (Certified AB, Certified Biodyvin, Certified Eurofeuille)

Grapes used: 100% Grenache

Blend: N/A

Winemaking details: hand-harvested, concrete tanks

Aging: Not communicated

Sugar level: high

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Purple
  • Intensity = Deep

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary
  • Aromas = Blackberry, Black cherry, red fruits, strawberry

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Sweet
  • Acidity = Medium
  • Tannins = Medium (soft & ripe)
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium+
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary
  • Flavour details = Blackberry, Black cherry, red fruits, strawberry
  • Other = fresh on the palate
  • Finish = Medium+

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 12°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Will not really develop further complexity through aging
  • Retail Price = 20 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = good quality offered for the price
  • Comparison with same price competition = good compared to average
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 12°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = desserts with red fruits, red fruits panacotta, chocolate, chocolate mousse
  • Comments = good value for money
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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