Sunday, January 16, 2011

Berthoumieu "Vitis MCM" Madiran 2007


Opened yesterday. Nose of intense, lifted, black raspberry confection (contradiction?), fresh earth and oak spice/resin. An attractive medicinal quality too.

Nice volume in the mouth with significant acid/tannin synergy. No fat here, but not at all brutal either. Definitely center-packed with blackest of black fruit flavors. Needs several more years in the bottle to express itself fully.. Very impressive stuff.

$35 100% Tannat from a vineyard planted in 1900. 80% new oak.