Molly Amoli reviewed this wine:
In the glass it's a gorgeous, deep violet. It hit my nose like the (now defunct) Robertson's Blackcurrant jam (!), with eucalyptus, cedar, and a big medicinal note. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, cassis, woody, and earthy, with high tannins, high acidity, and a long, fruity finish. It's 13.5% a.b.v. No detail on residual sugar, but I would guess this is dry and under 5 g/l. The wine was aged 10 months in concrete, so it's varietal character is utterly unspoiled.
Made in 1961, the Marselan varietal is named for a region, Marseillan. That's where you'll find the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)'s Domaine de Vassal. It's there in Montpelier that this cross between Garnacha Tinta (Grenache Noir) and Cabernet Sauvignon was made. Paul Truel created Marselan along with about a dozen others in a long, storied, well-traveled career.
Pairs deliciously with vegetarian foods, and pheasant, braised lamb, and lasagne.