Madiran, Chateau Arricau-Bordes, Grand Vin 2012

21/10/2013

Madiran, Chateau Arricau-Bordes, Grand Vin 2012

£108.00

Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
If you like your wines to have some history, do you good and also taste good then this wine is made for you.
First the history – originally a fortified house on the pilgrim routes for the Knights Templar in the 18th century, the chateau became the home of Comte Jean-Paul Montesquiou d`Artagnan– uncle of the illustrious musketeer who inspired Alexander Dumas to pen his classic novel The Three Musketeers. Then the health angle – people in the Madiran region have higher life expectancy than anywhere else in Europe. Down to the Tannat grape according to Prof. Roger Corder,  “Madiran is genuine heart-protecting wine and one small glass provides more benefit than two bottles of most Australian wine”.
And finally the senses – glistening garnet-red with a ripe and fresh nose of dark berries, and expresso coffee.  On the palate toasty spices, black cherry jam and subtle tannins with a long smooth finish. Heaven made for your favourite foods of strength.
“All for one and one for all” and do your health some good as well!
Drink 2015 — 2022

No.of bottles:
6
Price per bottle:
£18.00