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Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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The softness of Grenache is balanced by the mineral backbone extracted from the schistous soils. The Syrah and Carignan add pronounced spicy and peppery components. Intense yet subtle. Pairs well with the richest and most intricate of meals.

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Snooth User: rckr1951
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4.00 5
06/28/2017

This was anything but "soft" or "elegant" as some write ups would suggest - this linear, fruity, tannic and rides good acidity. This need food. Red meat pasta comes to mind immediately.


External Reviews for Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas

External Review
10/15/2016

Four and a half glasses


External Review
06/28/2017

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/30/2014

A barrel sample of the 2011 Serge & Nicolas Maury Sec looked exciting. A blend of 52% Grenache, 32% Syrah and the rest Carignan, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of kirsch, black raspberries, cassis, camphor and crushed rocks. The minerality is impressive, the texture is full-bodied, and the wine is dense and rich. It should improve over the next 4–5 years and last for a decade.


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Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

With the advent of a new appellation for showcasing Maury vines in dry wine, Dan Kravitz elected to blend fruit from his oldest Grenache vines — previously bottled pure under nicknames taken from his vineyard collaborators (most recently vineyard manager Serge Soulatge and winemaking collaborator Nicolas Burger) — with other cepages as required by the new appellation’s rules, so that the Cabirau 2011 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas ends up coming close to the typical encepagement of this estate’s Cotes du Roussillon bottling. It also comes pretty close to the most unbelievable value I can recall from a region where red wine values are legion! New this year, too, is that the young wines underwent their malo-lactic transformation in two and three year old demi muids. The nose here is the epitome of schistic Maury in its smoky (no doubt to some extent reductive) evocations of crushed stone, smoked meat, resinous herbs and black tea allied to sweetly-ripe, succulent profusion of cassis, black raspberry, and blueberry. There is a wonderful sense of polish here allied to underlying firmness as well as almost electric energy. Mouthwatering salinity adds to the irresistible appeal of a torrential finish rushing across a bed of stone, from which you pick yourself up eager to savor and explore the next sip. Don’t miss a chance to follow this through at least 2020!


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

Ripe, jammy black-fruit sensations dominate the nose and mouth of this wine, with lush, expressive notes of blackberry, black raspberry and boysenberry preserves. The texture is like crushed satin, with medium-plus yet fine tannins and a cocoa-kissed finish. Enjoyable now, but should develop additional complexities after 2016.



The softness of Grenache is balanced by the mineral backbone extracted from the schistous soils. The Syrah and Carignan add pronounced spicy and peppery components. Intense yet subtle. Pairs well with the richest and most intricate of meals.

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