Château Saint Benazit 2012 - AOC Madiran

Just like Cahors, Madiran is one of the prestigious appellations in the South West and is famous for its full-bodied reds made from Tannat. This local grape gives structured and aromatic wines, and other grapes are often added to soften the wines. Although still an under-the-radar appellation, some Madiran such as "La Tyre" from Château Montus retail for over £100 per bottle! Château Saint Benazit is a small family vineyard, producing this approachable Madiran. It boasts a spicy backbone with black fruit, earthy aromas and its long, tannic finish will be a hit for connoisseurs of the region!

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£ 12.80 tax incl.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Saint Benazit
2012
AOC Madiran
South West
Dry Red wine
80% Tannat
20% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2019
1 hour before
16-18°C
Braised lamb, roasted pigeon, cassoulet, duck confit
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  Oak Oak Scale Red Wine  
Soil
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestones
30 years old
Manual
14.5%
12 months in French oak barrels (30% new oak)
  Fruit Complexity Scale Red Wine
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Silver Medal at Concours des Grands Vins de France de Mâcon

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14.5/20

 

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