2008 Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont) Madiran

Tannat Blend

  • France
  • > Southwest France
  • > Madiran
Drink between 2013 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Man in Black wrote:

    July 24, 2014 - The wine is clear and bright with a deep ruby colour and presence of dense slow-falling legs. The nose is clean and developing, showing medium+ intensity aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries, walnuts, chocolate and hints of neutral blue flowers. The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium+ acidity. It has high coarse tannins and a high warm alcohol. It has a full body and medium+ intensity flavours of cherries, walnuts, chocolate and hints of neutral blue flowers. The finish is medium.

    It is a very good quality wine with a nice flavour concentration, a good balance between alcohol and tannins and a decent enough finish. However it could be more complex. Can drink now, but it has enough tannic and acidic structure, and enough fruit concentration, to develop a bit more of complexity in the next 5-8 years.

  • Magners Likes this wine: (85 points)

    October 26, 2013 - Well polished and already very available for a young Bouscassé. Drinks well right now but tannins and acidity will manage cellaring for half a decade or so. Spicy, fruity and flowery as always but lacks a little complexity and compared to earlier vintages.

  • philhamelin wrote:

    October 19, 2013 - C'est un vin à la robe intense, au nez très aromatique, dégageant des parfums de cassis, de prune, de girofle, de réglisse et de poivre. La structure est harmonieuse, la matière tout en fruit s'avère d'une belle densité avec ses tanins typiques, fermes et enveloppés, alors que la profondeur et la complexité sont étonnantes pour un vin de ce prix. Les flaveurs sont d'une agréable persistance et la savoureuse finale s'étale sur une jolie longueur.

    Passer en carafe 20 minutes et servir à 17 °C. Un régal avec le pot-au-feu d'agneau, le cassoulet, le jarret d'agneau confit, ou encore avec le cerf sauce au chocolat.

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  • frebro wrote: (78 points)

    September 28, 2013 - Popped and poured, maybe that was a mistake. I don't dislike this, it's a decent wine. Maybe decanting might improve the overall impression, but I doubt it. Pleasant enough w rich dishes, but still a generic red wine. Not worth what I paid for it.

  • ManuKey Likes this wine: (87 points)

    July 17, 2013 - De couleur sombre, aux arômes de baies sauvages et de bois grillé. Tanins bien présents mais qui se fondent / s'estompent après quelques temps en carafe.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 209 (75%)
  • Consumed 65 (23%)

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