Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chapelle Lenclos Madiran 2001

Another Madiran from the Wine Society tonight. An interesting tidbit about the owner of this property - Patrick DuCournau was responsible for developing the technique of microoxygenation, where tiny bubbles of oxygen are introduced into wine in an effort to make it more approachable. One of the main grapes of this region, Tannat, produces wines that would obviously benefit from this technique.

The wine is still tannic, but I love it. The reason I love it is because I love structured wines, and this wine also has fruit. It's chunky, but also has a powerful dark-fruit nose and a rich, lingering black cherry finish. Great stuff.

Chapelle Lenclos Madiran 2001
Madiran AOC, South West France
The Wine Society


  1. I like a good tannat as well, will definitely have to keep a lookout for this wine. Is it available from anywhere else besides the Wine Society?

  2. Hi Denise,

    I just looked quickly on wine searcher and it looks like a couple of places have it but they look like restaurant-supply type places. The Wine Society seemed to sell out of this rather quickly which is a shame because I'd make it regular purchase...