Pierre Laplace

Madiran Tannat Blend

8.731 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Madiran, Southwest France, France
Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
Top Notes For
April Wang

Medium plus ruby with purple hue. Game, smoke, raspberry, bing cherries, cloves, leather. High acidity, medium sugar, medium plus tannins.

Medium plus ruby with purple hue. Game, smoke, raspberry, bing cherries, cloves, leather. High acidity, medium sugar, medium plus tannins.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.9

2013. Very young, tight, tannic, DARK fruit, flowers and wood. Looking forward to trying on day 2.

2013. Very young, tight, tannic, DARK fruit, flowers and wood. Looking forward to trying on day 2.

Feb 10th, 2016
Ray Vanderhoff

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.

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.

Jun 12th, 2022
Sean Boyan

Plum and fig scent. Strawberry/blackberry notes. Tart tart finish. Not bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out.

Plum and fig scent. Strawberry/blackberry notes. Tart tart finish. Not bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out.

Mar 6th, 2021
William Michael

Wow cool wine nice flavor and different very fruit forward!

Wow cool wine nice flavor and different very fruit forward!

Jun 12th, 2017
Joe Gillies

Was expecting much more. The nose was inviting, fresh and fruity. The palate disappointed and was weak dark fruit. More like a basic Cotes du Rhone.

Was expecting much more. The nose was inviting, fresh and fruity. The palate disappointed and was weak dark fruit. More like a basic Cotes du Rhone.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Shones

"This dark, inky red is one you should absolutely have this bottle on hand for hard days, chilly spring nights and meaty summer bbqs. It's 80% Tannat, a tannic, dark-purple, thick skinned varietal that must be hand-harvested because the stubborn grapes are too tough for machines to shake from the vines, and there's 20% Cabernet Sauvignon for good measure. The wine is intense, but super well balanced; masculine, with a soft side. It craves deep conversation or a really good movie, and maybe some grilled meat too. $15"

"This dark, inky red is one you should absolutely have this bottle on hand for hard days, chilly spring nights and meaty summer bbqs. It's 80% Tannat, a tannic, dark-purple, thick skinned varietal that must be hand-harvested because the stubborn grapes are too tough for machines to shake from the vines, and there's 20% Cabernet Sauvignon for good measure. The wine is intense, but super well balanced; masculine, with a soft side. It craves deep conversation or a really good movie, and maybe some grilled meat too. $15"

Jun 26th, 2016
Shones

Good, briefly intense red. $15 DW

Good, briefly intense red. $15 DW

Mar 11th, 2016
Katherine Helgeby

Great!

Feb 27th, 2016
Chris Gutowski

Black licorice and spice. Tannic. Decant this one.

Black licorice and spice. Tannic. Decant this one.

Feb 13th, 2016