Brumont Madiran – a marvel of consistency

Alain Brumont of Madiran

A gap filled, with Tannat.

We try to make our coverage as comprehensive as possible but there has been a particularly obvious lacuna: the far south-west of France, the bit between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees. Much as I’d love to conduct a leisurely tour of the region, that’s not looking possible any time soon. (Thanks, COVID-19.)

However, there is one standout producer there whose wines we have not covered in any depth at all since Tam’s 2010 profile of him and Richard’s tasting article in 2009. Since then we have published the grand total of 12 tasting notes on the...