If you’ve read previous posts on my blog, you will know that I have a new found love for Madiran wines.

Madrian wine has a traditional reputation of being highly tannic and deep in colour, but of late Madirans have been hitting the market in a more ready to drink style, while still robust, making each new bottle an unexpected, immediate treat. This new love of Madiran is what urged me to try Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes Madiran 2010.

On colour, the Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes Madiran 2010 holds a deep scarlet hue that borders on eggplant. On the nose, cherry, pepper, and nutmeg are present.  On the palate, you’ll find this Madiran lies on the traditional side. Tastes of dark fruits, peppercorn, and bold tannins are noted.

While Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes Madiran 2010 is not a Madiran staple for myself, I still highly encourage everyone to dig deep into this wine. Based on my first introduction, my advice would be to cellar this wine for an addition two to three years to truly get a chance to enjoy its Tannat and Cabernet Franc blend.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $18.95

We gave this wine a score of 3 out of 5