Domaine Mouréou is owned by Patrick Ducournau, one of the most influential winemaker in the South-West, and managed by the Laplace familly from Château d'Aydie. This upmarket cuvée - yet very affordable - had a meaningful impact on his reputation. It exhibits a very intense nose of concentrated, ripe red and black fruit. Palate is round and full, finish is incredibly long... complexity is definitely here: this bottle should not be ashamed to be compared with the stars of Madiran, worth twice its price.
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|Domaine Mouréou is owned by Patrick Ducournau, one of the most influential winemaker in the South-West, and managed by the Laplace familly from Château d'Aydie. This upmarket cuvée - yet very affordable - had a meaningful impact on his reputation. It exhibits a very intense nose of concentrated, ripe red and black fruit. Palate is round and full, finish is incredibly long... complexity is definitely here: this bottle should not be ashamed to be compared with the stars of Madiran, worth twice its price.|
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Domaine Mouréou
Type: Dry Red wine
Grape: 100% Tannat
Drink from now to 2023
Open and decant 2 hours before
Serve at 16-18°C
Food pairing suggestion: Game
Soil: Clay and limestone
Exposition: East / South East
Age of vines: 20 years old
Ageing: 15 to 20 months in oak barrels (partly)
|What experts say|
90/100 "This wine is all about fruit—ripe, velvety in texture and rich on the palate. It is dense, black in character without allowing the natural tannins of the Tannat to dominate. With its fruit, it will develop over the medium term." (Previous vintage)
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