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- dananne - 11-04-2003 07:43 PM

A Halloween porch wine this year, as I felt it was fitting.

It's the second one I've had, and this one showed better than the 1st, which I had in Feb. Not as dark a color as one would anticipate, more like a darker ruby. Nose of crushed raspberry. Good fruit, rounded tannins. Nice quaffer, but wouldn't say it was much more. Medium length finish, and the alc. (13%) was not present. Paid about $15 locally. Did the job in getting the evening started, and all seemed to enjoy it. Of course, the label was a big hit.


- Thomas - 11-04-2003 10:10 PM

Is the wine produced from Tannat? or is the reference to Madiran just a tribute?


- Kcwhippet - 11-05-2003 06:10 AM

It's definitely produced from Tannat - from Madiran. The first versions of HoD were so tannic, they were almost undrinkable. Now they're quite enjoyable. Give Randall credit for willing to try almost anything.


- Auburnwine - 11-05-2003 11:16 AM

What a great name for a wine. Bonny Doon never ceases to amuse and entertain, along with sending along some fairly decent wines.


- dananne - 11-05-2003 11:24 AM

Yes, based upon the grape and my bottle earlier in the year, I was expecting it to be much more tannic than it turned out to be.

Speaking of tannat, I have a '95 Chateau Montus Madiran sitting in my cellar that I was planning to give 10 to calm down. That sound right to you all?

Also, anyone try any tannat from Uruguay yet?


- Thomas - 11-05-2003 11:40 AM

The Montuse could wait a couple more years. I have had Uruguay tannat at the store; it was ok and priced right. I'll get you the name if you want it. Catamayor, I think.


- Innkeeper - 11-05-2003 12:20 PM

Although tannat is touted as the malbec of Uruguay. It still has not done for that tiny country what malbec has done for Argentina. Argentina has put its own stamp on malbec. Uruguay has not come up with a wine equal to Madiran IMHO. Have tried a couple.


- winoweenie - 11-05-2003 06:25 PM

Uruguay...Alla' youse guys have the weeniers' head spinning. Are we talking about the tiny country of Uraguay or is this a new nation I should be aware of????ww

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- Innkeeper - 11-05-2003 06:33 PM

Sorry, I'm a lousy speller as all you know. Was just following the spelling above me.


- dananne - 11-05-2003 06:59 PM

Hi, Mr. Typo. Meet my friend Dan . . .

Sorry, WW, though I am startled to see that it was you who caught it [Image: wink.gif]


- quijote - 11-05-2003 11:12 PM

Quijote say: Uruguay is the way.


- Thomas - 11-05-2003 11:30 PM

Now I have seen it all--ww correcting my speeling misteaks. I think I'll go eet wurmz!


- quijote - 11-05-2003 11:56 PM

Or "turd fruits"! [Image: wink.gif]


- winoweenie - 11-06-2003 08:30 AM

GIGGLE,SNORT,HEHE!!!!!!WW [Image: wink.gif]


- wondersofwine - 11-06-2003 11:37 AM

I tried a tannat wine at one of the Virginia wineries. Wasn't too thrilled by it.


- newsguy - 11-06-2003 03:06 PM

today's sign of the apocalypse: the weener has become the spelling authority of the board.

we are all doomed. [Image: wink.gif]

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- winoweenie - 11-06-2003 06:25 PM

As the saying goes , Youse " Doodie-Doobie-Do"> ww