Domaine Berthoumieu Cuvee Charles de Batz Madiran
Rich, ripe, tannic
A very ripe, rich Madiran that takes no prisoners. This wine succeeds in obtaining more fruit than tannin! The colour is nearly opaque- it doesn't get much darker than this. It displays notes of black fruits along with just a hint of red fruit. There is a cedar-like creaminess to the oak which is extremely well-integrated. Tannins pick up on the finish but, let's face it, this is Madiran and that is to be expected! These tannins dissolve when the wine is matched with richly flavoured meats like leg of lamb, duck, goose or game.