Domaine Sergent Oak Aged Madiran 2008, Ac

Other Red Other Red
Southwest, France

$21.95 (251561)

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  • 8989

89 pts
4
November 26, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rich, sophisticated, spicy and very well-structred Madiran. Young and tight but has the guts to age well. Above...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

The latest example of how far Madiran, once one of the most inaccessible wines of France, has progressed. Opaque...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a very well structured and firm yet polished example of Madiran, with plenty of sweet oak notes, bruised...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium ruby with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Lots going in this wine. The nose brims with cedar, sandalwood, leather, pencil shavings, cinnamon, sage, cloves, plums, blackberry & expresso. The taste has similar notes as the nose but with mint, red currants & pomegranates. Medium to full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity with a very long length.

Negatives: Quiet a bit of heat coming from the 14.5% alcohol.

Interesting Point: This wine won gold in Paris in 2010. I would encourage everyone to try to explore wines that come from areas around the world that are generally not accessible unless you visit the specific location. Lucky the LCBO has brought us wine from Madiran.

Drink now or over the next 3 years. It's enjoyable on its own but would pair even better with rack of lamb or grilled tenderloin steak.

Tasted: 19 May 12

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5/10, Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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