I just finished my 2nd glass - and finished the bottle, since I opened it yesterday afternoon at lunch and had one glass Tuesday lunch, one glass Tuesday dinner, and 2 glasses Wednesday dinner - an interminably long business conference call occupying my Wednesday lunch- of Domaine du Moulié Tradition AOC Madiran 2005... Wow! A delicious red wine! I'd never had a Madrian AOC before, but this will not be my last. Another under-rated, under-appreciated French domaine. $6 at Trader Joes! Six Dollars, seriously! Tastes like $26. Bottled on the "property" by a talented negotiant (Chiffre-Charrier, Cannet France - makes this a Southern Bordeaux / Northern Langedoc) , awesome for $6 a bottle. Wish I would have bought a case. Highly recommended.
As I sipped my 1st and 2nd glasses this evening, watching a glorious sunset and crescent moon rise to the west, I noted a creamy, smooth, delicious finish, with a HINT (just a tiny hint) of parsley - yes, parsley. I thought about it long and hard, and it was a subtle herbal scent... and the longer I rolled it on the tongue, the more it reminded me of a hint (not over-whelming) just a tiny nod towards parsley. Delightful, enjoyable, I'll be picking up several more bottles the next time I am at Trader Joes.
1 year ago