Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wine Review: Domaine de Magnaut l'Esprit Passion Manseng Sec 2014

Domaine de Magnaut l'Esprit Passion Manseng Sec 2014

Thanks to Heavenly Spirits I'm reviewing five wines by Domaine de Magnaut out of Gascony, France. I started with their Equilibre de Manseng 2014 and Euphorie de Rosé 2016Les Hauts de Boilin 2014, and now I'm on to Manseng Sec 2014 before I conclude with Tannat 2014.

Paul Scott of Heavenly Spirits says: Domaine de Magnaut is a family owned winery in the Armagnac Tenareze region of Gascony. They also produce Armagnac and Floc. Jean Marie Terraube and his wife run the winery and four diverse vineyards. They harvest Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah (for rosé), gros and petite Manseng in all four vineyards. Most of their production is sold from the winery. They are Designated "vigneron Independant".

The l'Esprit Passion 2014 Manseng Sec is a a Cotes de Gascogne Blanc that's 100% Gros Manseng; a white grape variety from southern France that produces high acidity and juicy fruit flavors. The final ABV is 14%.
 
The color of the wine is a light golden yellow. On the nose there's a floral cloud above aromas of mango, passion fruit, ginger, and even a bit of sharp cheddar. On the palate it's medium bodied with medium acidity and a slick mouthfeel. The flavor profile is like the juice from a fruit salad with chucks of ginger. Then it finishes with that fruit salad and ginger going on for a good while.

It's pretty good, man. Their Equilibre de Manseng 2014 is the same price and I do prefer that one over this one. But I also gave the Equilibre a 5 out 5 so it's pretty hard to beat. This is drier and not as succulent and expressive, but it's still delicious and I'm still giving it a Recommendation.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $12
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review thanks to Heavenly Spirits. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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