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Château Peyros Madiran 2012

Member Review by GrantC:

Not bad. Probably would've been better a few years ago. Right out of the bottle it was very, very dry and a little thin, with strong, almost bitter tannins but some nice mineral flavors. After a half hour and with some moderately spicy food, it opened up a bit and softened. I usually like Madiran and wines from Southern France, but I'm not sure I would buy this particular label and certainly not this vintage again.

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Snooth User: GrantC
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2011

Not bad. Probably would've been better a few years ago. Right out of the bottle it was very, very dry and a little thin, with strong, almost bitter tannins but some nice mineral flavors. After a half hour and with some moderately spicy food, it opened up a bit and softened. I usually like Madiran and wines from Southern France, but I'm not sure I would buy this particular label and certainly not this vintage again.


Snooth User: mwid625
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/06/2011

Nose of black licorice and earth. Lots of grip to this wine, even on the teeth. It is enjoyable, but probably would be better with food.


Snooth User: dynowine
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 04/16/2010

Well balanced and integrated and worth the price if you can match a dish to this powerful wine (it's not a summer sipper). Nose of cooling diesel, hint of fruit, acid, and other volatiles. Acids and tannins leave a metallic fruity punch in your mouth. Red and black fruit. Needs decanting. Not as strong as some tannats given it's only about 60% tannat with other blenders (cab franc) (to be verified).


Snooth User: Olivier
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 09/14/2008

interesting Tannat wine some delicate animal aromas, blackberries nice structure


External Reviews for Château Peyros Madiran

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Vintage: 2005 07/11/2011

The wines of Madiran, in the southwest of France, rely predominantly on the Tannat grape, which, as the name implies, has the potential for monstrous, face-ripping tannins. However, the combination of the warm 2003 vintage, the addition of 40% Cabernet Franc and modern winemaking techniques has tamed the tannins in the Peyros to a downright velvety texture. The wine has wonderfully rustic and savory aromas of sour cherry, plum, smoked sausage, cedar, black pepper, rosemary and (I mean this in the best possible way) wet dog. Quite complex for the price, this wine is screaming for roasted duck breast or any other fatty meat. I highly recommend this for the Bordeaux or Tuscan wine enthusiast who wants to try something new. In fact, I'm hard pressed to think of a better wine at this price from either of those regions.


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Vintage: 2005 07/11/2011

Crisp and fruity, with red plum and raspberry flavors, followed by some pleasant herbal and mineral notes on the firm finish. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/11/2011

This unusual blend of 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Franc offers both complexity and lush fruit. Dark ruby color with scents of blackberry, gravel and sweet tobacco leaf. On the palate the wine is chewy and full, structured with fine tannins and a pleasant lift that keeps the wine fresh tasting. A wine for Cabernet or Bordeaux enthusiasts - the fruit unwinds and perfumes the palate as the taste builds. Great balance and a long finish make this red potentially ageworthy.


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Vintage: 2005 07/11/2011

Hearty, dense family-style Gascon dishes beg for equally big-hearted red wines of substance and character. Duck, goose and pork play a prominent role in the local fare; the fat of all three is used as a flavoring and cooking medium. And for that, you can't go wrong with the tannic reds of the Madiran district. With a high percentage of the thick-skinned black Tannat grape, and in this case, lesser amounts of Cabernet Franc, inky, long-lived Madirans provide the ideal pairing to Gascony's farmhouse stews and duck dishes.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

There is a solid amount of wood here, but the fruit has weight enough for it. The tannins are dark, brooding in character, but they also support ripe and juicy fruits. With its dusty texture, this wine could certainly be aged for several years.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/11/2011

Red plum, raspberry and sour cherry flavors fill this burly, rustic red. There's plenty of meat and mocha on the tannic finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 02/13/2012

Red plum, raspberry and sour cherry flavors fill this burly, rustic red. There's plenty of meat and mocha on the tannic finish. Drink now.


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