Red

2008 Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont) Madiran

Tannat Blend

  • France
  • Southwest France
  • Madiran
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • pmnilsson wrote: (88 points)

    March 12, 2017 - Nice Bordeaux, fruity, tannins and a bit bold. I will improve even more in the coming years.

  • eboracum Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 6, 2017 - I have to say that I like this quite full bodied and richly fruited wine, if I think of it as right-bank Bordeaux with good acidity and backbone rather than Madiran. My previous TN gives more explanation. Very good in its way.

  • Sahlen Likes this wine: (86 points)

    November 30, 2016 - Doft: Lakrits, björnbär, ek, körsbär.
    Smak: Ännu mer körsbär, kraft, peppar, ganska mycket tanniner.

    Helt ok vin.

  • ManuKey Likes this wine: (88 points)

    October 26, 2016 - Le fin affiche une robe très foncé sans aucune évolution. Au nez, on décèle une légère réduction à l'ouverture, ensuite s'entremêle des notes animales, de fruits noirs et de cuir sur un fond légèrement boisé. La bouche est merveilleusement assouplie, de corps moyen(+), elle s'avère être parfaitement équilibré, avec une belle fraicheur et les fruits noirs qui tapissent le palais. Le vin est parfaitement à point à ce stade, le meilleur Bouscassé bu à date!

  • eboracum wrote: (89 points)

    May 18, 2016 - Bouscassé has changed a lot since the late 80s and 90s, from which I owned bottles of VV from several vintages and a whole case of the basic '97. Compared with '97, two changes are visible before tasting, namely Tannat content down to 50% from 65% and alcohol up from 13% to 14%. The changes are also apparent on the nose and palate. Both vintages were medium/full bodied and full of lively acidity but there is more ample fresh primary red and dark fruit on the '08 and less minerality, tar and leather notes and tannic backbone. The '08 in its 8th year is undoubtedly more open and easier drinking than was the '97, a forward year for its decade, but I like my Madiran to be somewhat severe and challenging and in need of age. This is undoubtedly a clean and technically well made wine and good+ of its kind but I can't help feeling that there has been some dumbing down and loss of Madiran typicity in order to render the wine accessible sooner with possibly a sacrifice of ultimate potential.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)
  • Varietal Tannat Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Southwest France
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madiran
  • UPC Code 3372220080009

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 230 (59%)
  • Consumed 154 (40%)

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