Wine Time- Chateau Montus Madiran 2012

Labor Day has come and gone, teachers are back in school and I'm ditching the Rose for some big red wine like this beauty from Southwest France, the Chateau Montus Madiran from 2012.

This powerful wine is made of Tannat grapes, known as some of the healthiest grapes in wine due to their high levels of antioxidants.  The nose exudes aromas of dark cherry and leather, with bold flavors of dark chocolate, cherry, plum and tobacco with just a hint of smoke.  This is a big red wine that still feels elegant with a high acidity and a silky finish.  This wine is quite wonderful right now if you enjoy robust reds but could also be held for another five or ten years to allow the tannins to soften.  Cheers!

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