South West

South West
The wines from the South West of France are finally receiving much-deserved praise from international critics and customers for their efforts in creating some of France’s most original and unusual wines. With only few restrictions on the grape varieties that can be used, the variety of wines on offer is unparalleled. Top quality reds from Madiran, crisp refreshing whites from Gascony, and luscious sweet wines from Jurançon, the South West is the destination your glass should visit to experience a true taste of French flair and creativity.
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  1. Chevalier d'Antras Madiran, 2014
    Rating:
    80% of 100

    From Producteurs Plaimont, this deep and dark purple in colour wine has delicious strong fruit flavours or cherries, red berries and blackcurrant with subtle earthy tones. Produced with a minimum content of 40% Tannat grapes and complimented by the inclusion of Pinenc, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon to produce a smooth and delightful wine.

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  2. Baron d'Ardeuil, Buzet, 2014

    Baron d'Ardeuil was a lieutenant of Joan of Arc, a native of Buzet who has given his name to a cuvée des vignerons de Buzet, which combines old vines of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

    During the harvest, a rigorous selection is made to keep only the ripest fruit, these are then the object of a very extractive vinification, to obtain the finest tannins while preserving the fruitiness of the grapes. Two thirds of the cuvée are finally aged in oak barrels, the last third being in stainless steel vats.

    This wine offers notes of very ripe black fruits highlighted by toasted and vanilla notes. With its powerful and tannic mouthfeel, it is a wine to decant several hours before serving and which will be able to flourish a few years in cellar.

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    £17.50
  3. Chateau Bouscasse Madiran 'Alain Brumont', 2014
    Rating:
    100% of 100

    Alain Brumont is the king of the Tannat grape. A beautiful vintage from this remarkable Chateau. Big, intense and complex nose ending with hints of fruit jam, spices and even cocoa! Thick and fruity in the mouth with well developed tannins and a very long finish. His Chateau Montus and Bouscasse are wines which are compared to the top 1st Growths at blind tastings.

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    £23.50
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