Red

2008 Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont) Madiran

Tannat Blend

  • France
  • Southwest France
  • Madiran
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • 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.

  • Finntorped wrote:

    July 24, 2015 - Ren doft, fortfarande under utveckling, medel till låg intensitet. Relativt svalfruktig doft med struktur björnbär, plommon, blåbär och en lätt bläckig ton,
    Smaken är torr med hög syra, många men finslipade tanniner, fyllig kropp och en alkohol som ligger något högt. Smaken är även den mörkfruktig. Ett medellångt och tyvärr lite anonymt avslut.
    Ett korrekt vin som kan lagras ytterligare dock utan särskild förbättring. Matvänligt, och mycket prisvärt (119 kronor vid inköp). Behöver luft/ tid i glaset för att hitta rätt.

  • bboy Likes this wine: (86 points)

    April 3, 2015 - Dark as hell, strong tannins, acidity working well with spicy food

  • Finntorped wrote:

    March 28, 2015 - Ren, fortfarande ungdomlig mörkfruktig doft med björnbär och kryddiga fatinslag.
    Smaken är torr med hög syra, mycket påtagliga men fint slipade tanniner. Fyllig kropp och en hög men bra integrerad alkoholl. Fruktig smak med ett halvlångt lite för aggressivt avslut.
    Bra, ytterst prisvärt vin som mycket väl klarar minst fem års lagring till utan att tappa i kvalitet

  • Chouini Likes this wine:

    December 1, 2014 - Bon vin.

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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
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  • Appellation Madiran
  • UPC Code 3372220080009

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 222 (62%)
  • Consumed 133 (37%)

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