Domaine Berthoumieu Charles de Batz Madiran 2014  Front Label
Domaine Berthoumieu Charles de Batz Madiran 2014  Front LabelDomaine Berthoumieu Charles de Batz Madiran 2014  Front Bottle Shot

Domaine Berthoumieu Charles de Batz Madiran 2014

  • WE93
750ML / 14.5% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WE91
  • WE93
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $23.99
Try the
25
23 99
Save $1.01 (4%)
Ships Sat, Sep 26
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
3.6 6 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

3.6 6 Ratings
750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Very ripe, rich Madiran that takes no prisoners. This wine succeeds in obtaining more fruit than tannin! The color is nearly opaque — wine doesn't get much darker than this. It displays notes of black fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry) along with just a hint of red fruit. There is a cedar-like creaminess to the oak which is extremely well-integrated. Tannins pick up on the finish but, let's face it, this is Madiran and that is to be expected.

The wine is composed of 90% Tannat with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines that are at least 50 years old.

These tannins dissolve when the wine is matched with richly flavored meats like leg of lamb, duck, goose or game.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
This is a bold, structured and firm wine, full of dark tannins and ripe fruit. It has power and a dark presence that comes from the dense texture and the dry core that is still a powerful element in the wine. That means that the wine needs to age further. Drink from 2021.
View More
Domaine Berthoumieu

Domaine Berthoumieu

View all products
Domaine Berthoumieu, France
Domaine Berthoumieu is owned by Didier Barre, who took over for his father Louis in the mid-1980s. Didier was one of many young winemakers at this time greatly inspired by Alain Brumont of Domaine Bouscasse/Chateau Montus fame. Brumont could be called the founder of modern Madiran.

Didier attended enology school in Bordeaux and immediately upon taking over the domaine, lowered the yields in the vineyard and began aging his wines with a judicious amount of oak. Domaine Berthoumieu has 24 hectares of vineyard. His vines include Tannat,Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Fer Servadou grapes.

Image for Southwest France content section

Southwest

France

View all products

Offering the perfect balance of quality and value, Southwest, France is a recognized appellation that encompasses all wine regions in France’s southwestern corner (except for Bordeaux and Cognac, which merit their very own). Two of the more famous subregions here are Cahors, known for its Malbec, and Madiran, home of the robust Tannat grape. Bordeaux Blends are also popular red wines of the Southwest; Petit Manseng is the regions’s star autochthonous white variety.

Image for Other Red Blends content section
View all products

With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

CNLCNS_944_2014 Item# 525358

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...