In 1998, after years of patience, Brumont finally acquired the highly coveted single, south-facing vineyard known as 'La Tyre.' At 260 metres it's now the highest on his estate and is filled with large pudding stones, like those found in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhone. Yields are extremely low, only 5-6 bunches per vine and the wine is only released in the best vintages. This exceptional wine is made from 100% Tannat and is aged in 100% new oak 110L barrels for 14-16 months. It's universally regarded as the best that Madiran has to offer.
This is a great wine, inviting both on the nose and palate and insanely deep, dense and concentrated. As I read my notes it's clear I was consumed by the sheer density and texture of this wine. Although beautifully balanced, it has so much power and intensity. An experience you have to try!
Here are a few more coherent opinions:
"Purple black in colour, right out to the rim. Stunning on the nose - very very mineral, hints of violet, delicate layers of soft blueberry and cardamom, jasmine tea and spice. So elegant and pointed. The palate is quite a startling contrast to all this wispy femininity! It grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Massive. Tannins like castle walls. But behind them, the fruit is soaring and sweet with plenty of density, freshness and flawlessly balanced. A touch of meaty rawness on the finish. Huge power. Just give this lots and lots and lots of time." Jancis Robinson 17.5/20 (Written in late 2010).
"We are under the spell of La Tyre, which combines superb quality fruit, and an expanded frame and a dynamic character: it is a great wine…" Revue du Vin de France 18.5/20. The Best wines of France 2012.
Shipping and Returns
Freight for metro Sydney is $10 flat rate.
Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Newcastle and Central Coast – $12 per case.
Melbourne – $12 per case.
Canberra – $12 per case.
Brisbane and Gold Coast – $12 per case.
Other delivery areas we need to speak/email to confirm a price.
Orders are shipped as soon as possible, however in hot weather delivery may be delayed to avoid heat damage to the wine. You will be advised if this is the case. Similarly, we avoid despatching orders on a Friday, to avoid wine spending unnecessary time in a warm courier warehouse.
Please ensure that you provide a delivery address which is suitable for delivery via courier during business hours and that your wine may be left in a secure place out of the sun.
It’s easy to order online or just email David at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (02) 9371 2904.
We want our customers to be happy. If for any reason you're not happy with your wine, please contact David as soon as possible to arrange a refund and collection.