2014 Ch Bouscassé, Madiran

Vineyard Information

Château Bouscassé has belonged to the Brumont family for several generations. The property includes 50 hectares of superb clay-limestone terroir along the cliff in the commune of Maumusson-Laguian. This terroir is also somewhat humorously known as the Pied de Côte de Saint Emilion ("The foot of the Saint Emilion Slope"), because the Tannat that grows there produces a wine that has similar characteristics to some of the great wines of Bordeaux's right bank, in that they possess a rigorous style, a refined structure and a substantial potential to age.

"With its majestic depth of dark black fruit, powerful but refined tannins, and appetising freshness this dramatic tannat-based red from the Brumont clan in the Madiran region of Gascon southwest France is a highly affordable, cellar-worthy alternative to top Bordeaux." David Williams, The Guardian 23rd April 2017

The work of Professor Roger Corder, "The Wine Diet, Sphere 2006", suggests that Madiran may well be the most healthful red wine of all, thanks to its elevated procyanidin levels.

Colour Red Origin France
Region South West France Red ABV 13.50%
Drink From 2019 Drink To 2030
Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar