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2010 Madiran "Prephylloxerique" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Prephylloxerique", Southwest, France 2010

{organic} Tannat; Pre-Phylloxera vines (160+ years old)

BLACK AS NIGHT & NEARLY IMMORTAL. RICH, FIRM & SPICY

Christine Dupuy's ancient Tannat vines are legendary for anyone who has seen the vines or tasted the wine. This is a powerhouse of complexity with the structure of old school European wines. Those wines that are still kicking and delicious after fifty years. In the meantime, drink it with some fatty, high protein foods, triple cream cheeses or very expensive steaks.

Serving Suggestions: Kobe/Wagyu beef seared and sprinkled just with coarse sea salt. Brillat Savarin cheese.

89.99

10 in stock

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2017 Madiran ''Cuvee Tradition'' (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2017

{organic} 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her father's sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran's famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France's succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.

16.99

23 in stock

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2016 Madiran, Vieilles Vignes (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran Vieilles Vignes, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 100% Tannat; 55 TO 155 YEAR OLD VINES

DENSE VIOLET-BLACK, RUSTIC YET REFINED, RIPE AND VERY FIRM

Christine Dupuy coaxes monstrous flavors from every vine in her tiny 3 hectare parcel of 55 to 155 year old Tannat plantings. Her wine pours a powerful purple in the glass and boasts concentrated, bold black fruit. Aging in new French oak takes the richness to the next level, adding roasty aromas and powerful tannins. Christine has emerged as a shining star in Madiran by producing wines like this. Taste a piece of history in the making as this talented young woman rewrites the rules in Madiran. [Decant 1 hour before serving]

Serving Suggestion: A protein-seeking missile of a wine: bring on the richest, fullest-flavored beef and game you can prepare to help tame the beast within. Yum.

25.99

21 in stock

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