Domaine Mouréou Madiran 2014
Inky dark wine with brambly and pure dark fruit aromas. The cork and back label indicate this is a Laplace wine (this one and Chateau Addie produce a lot of the Madiran reds we see here.)
Pretty good Madiran, this time with a full 70% Tannat and the other 30% unspecified blend of Cabernets. This 2014 needs some air to breathe it.
Has a good tight solid structure, an herbal personality over the powerful black fruit especially in the taste. Mineral and great depth. Not the cassis-blackberry jam and toasty oak of the Bouscasse, quite different. If you can manage the herbal and brambly qualities along with the acidity and firm tannins, this is an Interesting wine now and could yield still greater cellar results later.
This may be a good time as any to stock up on Madiran wines that stand at the level of Bordeaux about twice the price. One of my favourite AOCs.