MY RATING: 7
ORIGIN: France (Sud-Ouest, Madiran)
SAQ PRICE: $15.55
IN A NUTSHELL: A poor man’s Madiran
There may be only a$5 difference price between this Madiran and Château Bouscassé’s Madiran, but the difference in quality is HUGE. This wine was fine – don’t get me wrong – but it lacked in finesse. It has a light, strawberry smell, and tastes of vanilla, strawberry, blackberry and leather. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is what really let it down: it was a bit sour, in my opinion. Save this one for a pizza night.