RÃƒÂ©serve des Tuguets AOC Madiran 2010 is one of our favourite wines from Tesco.
Well, it’s a thouroughly honest example of a French country wine of the kind that goes oh so very well with the dishes we love.
Cassoulet, canard confit, bÃ…â€œuf en croÃƒÂ»te, poulet rÃƒÂ´ti, oh la la,.. you name it.
Made by the tradition-loving Plaimont Producteurs on the borders of Gascony and BÃƒÂ©arn in the deepest heartlands of South West France, RÃƒÂ©serve des Tuguets features the local favourite grape, the Tannat alongside the better known stalwarts, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
The result is a wine humming with brambly dark fruit and soft, woody tannins that so impressed the Decanter World Wine Awards judges they gave it a bronze medal.
Ageing gracefully now and with some years of development still to come, RÃƒÂ©serve des Tuguets is available from Tesco stores and online priced at £11.99.