2006 Brumont Torus, AC Madiran
Cold weather, fragrant meats, perfect for rich reds with a European sensibility. A Madiran is perfect. Decanted for 6 hours, then served alongside the lamb.
Deep colour, with impressive saturation to a dark purple rim. Herbal, greenish nose, which matches perfectly with the scent of rosemary. It's in the mouth that this wine disappoints. Hollow, with an uninspired finish. But, balanced, with great dark fruits and linear structure.
I'm excited to be drinking more of these wines in the months to follow. See, winter in Toronto isn't all that bad.