Mas des Bressades Cuvée Excellence Rouge AOC Costières de Nîmes

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Excellence Rouge AOC Costières de Nîmes

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This concentrated red from the southern Rhône is an intense, rich wine exploding with black fruit, spice, subtle tannins and wonderful structure.

Cyril Marès' mighty Syrah ‘Excellence’ from the Mediterranean end of the southern Rhône has everything you could ask for in a robust, concentrated dining wine.

Like the other wines from this remarkable estate, it's a regular medal winner and the 2016 vintage scooped not only gold at the 2018 Nîmes concours, but also the judges' special prize: in effect, a double gold.

A deeply coloured, densely powerful glassful that explodes with black fruit and spiciness, this is one to open well in advance, and decant if you can, to give full expression to the layers of flavour wound up inside it. With subtle tannins and wonderful structure, it's an experience that should not be missed when there is a rich red meat or game dish to accompany it.

‘…rich, chocolatey, spicy, with a touch of Agen prune. Fab’
Tom Doorley, Irish Mail on Sunday, May 2020
‘This darkly coloured, pure-Syrah cuvée has a rich, fruitcake-like scent and vivid, luscious ‘pull-out-all-the-stops’ flavour. It wasn’t the subtlest wine in the tasting, but for anyone who enjoys a new world style from an old world location, this luxury mouthful is worth a look. The beefy finish sees off the oak.’
88/100 Andrew Jefford, Decanter.com, April 2018

Results of the 2018 Nîmes wine contest showing a gold medal and summa cum laude award for Mas des Bressades' Excellence Rouge

Wine colourRed wine
CountryFrance
AppellationCostières de Nîmes
Vintage2016
Grape variety100% Syrah
Alcohol14.5%
Bottle size75cl
Certified organic?in transition to full organic status

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Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

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If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.