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Monday, 7 January 2013

Domaine du Crampilh Madiran 2006

Oak/ vanillin and hints of violet, a little dried herb, new leather, polish and bordered with a little licorice. Madiran is a small appellation in France's South-West - butting up toward the Pyrenees mountain range.

Sounds a rather stunning place, if a little wild, somewhat contrasting with the smooth and glass-like intro this wine provides. Plenty of tapenade and herb on the palate. Brown spices and black licorice - but, some sweeter accents too, rose and black fruits.

Tannats grainy tannin are still present, albeit tamed a little by time and the technique of micro-oxidation. Serve with, and this wine is most deserving of, a rather hearty and meaty dish. 89 - Good  

Tasted on: Saturday 29th December, a Flower Day
Source:Retail, The Wine Emporium
Price: $29
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
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