A Costco Bulk Buy from Alain Brumont, the Chateau Bouscassé Madiran.
60% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc from Madiran, Gascony in the southwest of France. The wine is vegan-friendly.
The Chateau Bouscassé Madiran has an SRP of $30 but we grabbed it at Costco for just $13.99. This is another crazy Costco price, coming in well below the competition on a wine with a 94 point rating and a top 100 (#57 even) cellar selection designation from Wine Enthusiast. It is imported by Wine Situation LLC.
Moreover this site is called "Le Pieds de Cote Saint Emilion", and produces a wine that lives up to the best Bordeaux red from the right bank. Located in the famed region of South-West of France Chateau Biouscassé is the birthplace of Alain Brumont, and his Family Estate. The terroir cover 123 acres of clay and limestone along a cliff. An expressive and opened nose of red berries, pink pepper and a touch of vanilla. Balanced and generous with a long fresh finish. Polished tannins and velvet round palate. Ideal match with all red meats, spicy food… Serve at 62-64F
Bottled by Vignobles Brumont
The 2017 Chateau Bouscassé Madiran opens with a really enticing aroma full of dark fruit and spice plus a little black pepper, cola, leather and vanilla too.
This one is just a baby so give it plenty of time to breathe. Tannic and full of vibrant, rich fruit this is wine to buy a case of and then pop open a bottle every year or so for the next decade as it's sure to be a fascinating (and delicious) ride. It features good balance and great structure along with similar flavors to the nose.
It ends dry, a bit chewy and long. It almost seems a crime to pop and pour it right now as it just keeps getting better and better for several hours after being opened, although a bit surprisingly it didn't hold up very well on day 2. It seemed to hit its peak after about 6-8 hours.
2017 Chateau Bouscassé Madiran
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