Jewel in the Crown of Southwest France Appellations is what Wine Online Ireland calls the Domaine du Moulie Madiran 2003. I bought the 2004 Vintage?
Where is Madiran you might ask?
Nearby Armagnac in the Gers.
The grape is Tannat which has now become popular in Uruguay.
It is also planted in Alto Adige (Italian Tirol).
Red wines from this Area are Madiran while whites are Pacherenc .
According to Epicurious "the local dialect uses the word pacherenc for "posts in a row." This refers to the modern method of planting vineyards in regular rows, using a post to support each vine. Vic Blih is the name for the local hills in this area, which are part the Pyrenees foothills, along the Adour River south of ARMAGNAC. This APPELLATION produces only white wines and shares the same geographic area as the MADIRAN AC, which produces only red wines. The grapes used for these white wines are Arrufiat (or Ruffiac), Gros Manseng, and Petit Manseng, with some SAUVIGNON BLANC and SÉMILLON. These wines are similiar to those from the JURANCON AC (SPICY and FLORAL) and should be drunk young."
Getting back to the Reds Vins Madiran (French only site) offers a few selections from the area.
The Domaine du Moulie, Madiran displays heavy tannins and rich fruit.