Château Peyros Tannat/Cabernet 2008, Ac Madiran

Red Blend Red Blend
Southwest, France

$15.95 (208249)

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January 18, 2014

Critic Reviews (1)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

There's an intriguing amalgam of resinous herbs and vegetal notes, leafy berry fruit and horse saddle aromatics here,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Distinctively Tannat, and distinctively SW France, this inky blend requires significant decanting/patience to tame its powerful tannins, but, once there, it offers up a nose of well-worn leather along with pine, mint, and bay leaf; the Cab Franc smooths things out a bit, providing dark fruit to the mix, and there's a sour cherry/raspberry tang, but there just isn't enough stuffing here and so the whole thing seems rather insipid in the end; still, this is pretty much the opposite of what passes for fruit-forward commercialism these days, so credit for its distinctiveness even if it falls short.

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Scott Horne
Scott Horne

Enjoyable nose of prune pastry, anise, and leather. Unfortunately, the palate is astringent and bitter, with no fruit other than pomelo. Horrible. Decanting only made matters worse. Like John Szabo above, I suspect TCA. Tasted—and poured down the drain—in June 2014.

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