Paul Mas Carignan

2012 Paul Mas Estate Carignan

An interesting wine, with unusual layers of flavors for the price and varietal. The nose shows raspberry, violets, and cigar ash. The palate shows wild cherry, raspberry, cigar ash, and violet. The mid-palate a...

2012 Coté Mas Rouge Intense

Candied black raspberry and coffee grounds show on the nose. Black raspberry shows on the palate, too, with coffee, then red plum on the mid-palate. Tannins are medium-grained. The overall sense is juicy, rathe...
A lineup of wines at Millésimes in Languedoc, last April

2012 Redux: Languedoc Paradox, How a Big French Region is Trying to Show its Identity

Editor's Note: Contributor and Editor, Rémy Charest, looked at the challenges of creating brand and identity for Languedoc, traditionally considered "a provider of high-volume plonk." This article explored the reorganization of this major French wine region and some expected outcomes derived from insights on the Millésimes du Languedoc tasting attended this spring. –Ryan Reichert, Managing Editor