Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chateau d'Aydie Madiran 2006

This Decanter trophy-winning red comes from the southwest of France and is made from the Tannat grape.

I've been drinking a lot of new world reds recently, so this is a bit of a departure. It's well put together and nicely structured. Neat and tidy. It very much reminded me of a good claret. I wasn't taking notes while I drank this (mentally or otherwise), so I don't have many details to report, except to say that this wine always performs well in competitions and the producer (the Laplace family) are highly regarded winemakers.

At £12.99, that makes it a 'special occasion' wine for us, but it's definitely worth the money.

Chateau d'Aydie
Madiran 2006
Madiran AC, Southwest France

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