Madiran, Chateau Arricau-Bordes, Grand Vin 2012

October 21, 2013

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


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