Madiran, Southwest France

Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Madiran Menhir Tannat Blend 2007

Earthy with stewed black and red fruits. Soft, resolved tannins, and nice balance. — 4 days ago

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Clos La Coutale

Coutale Rosé Cahors Malbec 2020

2020 vintage. Relatively full-bodied for the type. Really ripe strawberries, stewed cherries, raspberry, bit of phenolic bitterness, lemon pith, rocks, little herbal thing going on. — 11 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Interesting, I did not know Coutale makes rosé

Olivier & Roland Gessler

Côtes de Gascogne Colombard Blend

Great wine and wonderful price. — 17 days ago

Sharon, Eric and 1 other liked this

Château du Cayrou

Cahors Malbec Merlot 2015

Pure malbec aromas... red currant, red plum, some underlying earthy and herbaceous notes. A round body with soft acid and tannins but balancing tartness. Put a little chill on it!
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— 20 days ago

Pierre Laplace

Madiran Tannat Blend 2013

Tannat (80%)/Cabernet Franc (20%) blend. Deep purple color. Dark black fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of smoke and oak. Just a bit of a green note but it incorporates beautifully. Nicely structured, as the Tannat was not over extracted. Tannins are present but not overly grippy. Alcohol is also reasonable at 13.5%. This wine has benefited from aging. Thank You Ron B. — 17 days ago

Bob, Hermes and 2 others liked this


15 Ans d'Age Bas Armagnac

My favorite brandy house, but I’ve never tried this expression.

Nose: tropical fruits - papaya? Banana? Nuts - almonds, peanuts, peanut brittle. Intense baking spices - allspice, cinnamon, clove, black pepper. Salted caramel, toffee. Light roast coffee. Bitter chocolate. Boozy vanilla extract. Yum.

Taste: marvelous. A little lighter bodied than the 25 year (from what I recall), but all the same bitter chocolate and salty caramel and old varnished wood - and tobacco. And hot spices. And charred, caramelized orange? Yowzah. Top tier. I’ll have to directly compare to my 25 year and 30 years…but this is remarkable. 97.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine la Calmette

Tres Potz Cahors Malbec 2000

Very dry… like English humour. But it finishes off with a nice earthy and nutty finish. If you like tannins and puckering your lips this is fantastic. — 18 days ago

Château Bouscassé

Madiran Tannat Blend 2017

After decanting and letting rest for a while it is a great well balanced wine — 10 days ago

Château Peyros

Greenwich .43N Madiran Tannat 2000

Deep almost black color, ruby, with slight orange shades. Advanced open nose, wood-smoked black fruits, graphite charcoal, tobacco, roasting. Mouth with dense but flexible tannic material. The breeding is perfectly melted and seems to be able to withstand another 5 or 10 years of aging without problems. A gourmet class wine at an affordable price.

Robe profonde presque noire, rubis, au légères nuances orangée. Nez ouvert évolué, fruits noirs bois-fumé, charbon graphite, tabac, torréfaction. Bouche à la matière tannique dense mais souple. L’élevage est parfaitement fondu et semble pouvoir supporter encore 5 ou 10 ans de garde sans problème. Un vin de classe gastronomique à prix abordable.
— a month ago

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Francis Darroze

Domaine de Cavaillon Bas Armagnac 1914

caramel & hint of butterscotch ~ nutmeg & star anise ~ orange zest ~ finish of white flower petals ~ bottled October 1983 — 14 days ago

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