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Tradition 2012, Madiran

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Tradition 2012 - Madiran

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This fabulous 2012’s vintage of Domaine Labranche Laffont shows that the reputation of rustic wines that once characterized Madiran is now far away. In the mouth, the wine is highly concentrated with well-marked tannins gentled during the four years since the bottling. Those carry a very subtle aroma of fig and smoked and peppered notes. I find its length on the palate remarkable. 



Located just next to the Pyrenees, the Labranche Laffont estate hides a rare gem! The estate managed to preserve tannat vines dating from the terrible invasion of the phylloxera, an insect which destroyed the major part of French vines at the end of the 19th century.

lecepage Grape variety

Tannat is the king grape variety of Madiran ! Indeed, this grape particularly enjoys the gravelly and sandy soils of the south-west, and represents 40 to 60 % of the grape varieties of the appellation. Sometimes unknown to the public, it gives colourful, fruity and tannic wines. Small bonus ; its richness in tannins gives anti-oxidant properties !

lemillesime Vintage

The 2012’s vintage is a good vintage for the reds of Madiran although it has given lot of difficulties to winemakers ! As often there, winter was wet and cold, the spring was very rainy and got the winegrowers worried about the health of their grapes ... Fortunately, the sunny and warm summer allowed the grapes to catch up and reach a high level of the maturity. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

It was in the 90's that Christine Dupuy took over the 6 hectares of the family vineyard. She became the youngest winegrower in the appellation. Christine Dupuy is praised by the wine press for her ability to modernize the wines of Madiran. She indeed was the one to prove that Madiran’s wines can be very seductive and that fruit can take over the tannin structure.
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In the mouth, the wine is highly concentrated with well-marked tannins gentled during the four years since the bottling.

  • Température : 17° - 19°C
  • Carafage :Open just before serving 
  • Garde :until 2022
Food and wine pairings
Doe terrine
Lacquered duck and Thai rice
Blue cheese
Cake with candied fruits
Appearance -A purplish dress with fluid tears.
Purplish red
An expressive and pleasant nose to the aromas of black fruits, roasted and spice.
Aromatic intensity :
Open and expressive
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Aromas : Blackberry, blueberries, figs, coffee, smoke, leather, pepper, clove

- Dry and full-bodied wine.

Acidity level :

Sugar Level :
Extra dry

Body / alcohol :

Tannins :

Wood level :
Light wooden touches

: long

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