Chateau Bouscasse Rouge
Francois' French Opinion: Bouscassé represents the most open and polished wine from Alain's holdings. The vines are planted on hillsides with yellow and white clay layered over fissured limestone. Bouscassé is meant to reflect the history of the region, made in the style of the 18th century heyday of Madiran. The wine is a blend of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from vines ranging from 20 to 100 years old. The wine is matured in barrels with 30 to 50% new oak. Full of lush black cherry and blackberry fruit and loads of graphite minerality, you'll feel the awesome power of Madiran and taste the history of the region. This is a wine that stays young for a long time, evolving very slowly, and thus has a good potential to age.
Pair with: Red or spicy meats, and duck breast
Region: Cotes de Gascogne, France
Varietal: Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Awards: 94 Points Wine Enthusiast