I recently bought 6 bottles of Chateau de Pierron Madiran 2002 from Tesco online (half price and sadly they have now run out of stock). For those who don't know Madiran ( some distance south of Bordeaux) reds are usually mostly made from Tannat (popular in Uruquay!) and usually are best when aged (hence why it's a 10 year old wine I guess). Tannats can be quite 'robust' when young - and that's being polite!
Anyway I had never tried this before and have to say I am very pleasantly surprised as to how fruity and smooth it is. The wine has a slight brown tinge especially on the rim which is what you should expect with a 10 year old wine. Well done to Tesco for selling a ten year old Madiran.
Initial palate is dark berry and toast but the lingering palate is one of deep red fruit - a looong very fruity finish.
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