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An Excellent Malbec from Cahors

cahorsKnown as the “Black Wine of Cahors” the Malbec based wines from that area in Southwest France are generally big and full bodied.  This one is no exception.   You can see it as soon as it pours into the glass.  Here are the notes:

Wine:  2010 Domaine de Cause La Lande Cavagnac                                                  

Winery Location:  Cahors AOC, Southwest France

Tasted By:   Neil & Cheri                             Date:    May 2010

Tasting Notes:    –
living up to its reputation, the wine is dark, inky purple in the glass and totally opaque.  It looks substantial.  The nose if full of blackberry and anise, with a tiny touch of menthol as well.  On the palate the wine presents some pretty stiff tannins.  There is dark fruit and oak in the medium+ bodied juice, and it carries a very long finish.  This could use some time, although it did go great with the steak we were having that night.  I suggest decanting for a while.

Price Point –   about $20

Would We Buy It?  – it is a very good wine, and a bit different.  When the tannins soften a bit more it will be that much better, but you can decant it now for an hour or two and get the same effect.  We might pick up a few more at this price.  If you want to try something a little off the beaten path and like big reds it is definitely worth a shot.

So the Black Wine of Cahors makes and appearance and shows well.  We’ll be looking for some other examples to see how quality and style compare between producers.  Should be fun.

A votre sante!

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