Fronton, Southwest France

Rigal

Le Vin Noir Cahors Malbec 2015

Cheaper in 🇫🇷 but £30 in 🇬🇧 that said it’s a great drop of well made Cahors that’s drinking fab young & should age a few years nicely 👍 If you like a chewy fruity mouth spanking then this will make you smile purple 😁

📍 Rigal Cahors Le Vin Noir 2015

🏵 91 points

🍇 Malbec

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby w/ a purple hue

👃 Raspberries, blackcurrant & blackberries smashed on violet flowers & sprinkled in freshly grated oak w/ blueberry pie, cocoa cream & melted liquorice

👄 Med body of creamy dark fruits accented with raspberry & parma violet bathed in blueberry chocolate

🎯 Long dark, red, purple & blue fruit silky explosion leaving no white tooth free of a purple slap & tickle 😈
— 10 days ago

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Château Les Miaudoux

Côtes de Bergerac Blanc Sémillon Muscadelle 2017

Like a white Bordeaux slammed into an Ugni blanc. And then things settled down and it’s in my glass. What an awful description, I’ll learn wine terms soon. @Rob Sullivan introduced me to this wine so I’m basically immediately impressed with his taste. 😊 — 9 days ago

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B. Gelas et Fils

Vieil Armagnac 1969

Armagnac is hot right now. I particularly enjoy trying older spirits. A taste of the past. This one is certainly delicious with caramel be and spice, though there is also a dusty element to it, especially noticable on the finish. Delicious though and fun to try something made decades ago. — 21 days ago

Douglas, Eric and 23 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Super fun
Kirk Feyereisen

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@James Forsyth i have a ‘70 and an ‘88. Looking forward to trying!
James Forsyth

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@Kirk Feyereisen that sounds awesome. If ever you need help trying them... :)

Château Montus

Madiran Tannat Blend 1998

20 years old and no sign of aging! Superb nose of mocha and cherry and hay. Full palate with a strong acid backbone, a velvety texture and fruits for a very wide and long expression. It is both vertical and horizontal with different layers of textures and tastes that blend together perfectly. Very long lasting finish with salt, a bitter touch and currant. Splendid wine! — 5 days ago

P, Peter and 6 others liked this

Domaine d'Escausses

La Croix Petite Gaillac Red Blend

Vintage 2010 / perfect example of a good regional French wine, I like these wines. This #Gaillac is dark coloured, good to drink young, nice roundness after cellaring. Blackberries in smell, laurel, cedar and refinement in bouquet after decanting. Made from #syrah #braucol #cabernetsauvignon a wine with lots and lots of character. Partnered it with pork cheeks stewed in dark beer and lentils sweet potato pumpkin and carrots. — 20 days ago

James, Mark and 15 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Martijn we taste to little Gaillac
ES Faiello

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Very familiar w/Gaillac whites but not reds - interesting... actually never even seen one! Cheers
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@ES Faiello worth searching for 👍

Causse Marines

Les Peyrouzelles Red Blend 2009

JKT
9.0

Unclear where purchased. Delightful red with Floral nose and medium body that's lively and fresh on palate. Apparently biodynamic. — 3 days ago

Château Tour des Gendres

La Vigne d'Albert Vin de Vinarchiste Malbec Blend 2017

Dark crimson purple in the glass with aromas of wild blueberries, eucalyptus and cocoa nibs. The wine is full bodied, well rounded and suggests flavours of dark fruit, black current and a hint of cedar. Delicious. — 6 days ago

Daniel, P and 5 others liked this

Château Tour des Gendres

Pet' Nat' Bergerac Sauvignon Blanc

A natural sparkling brut from France with a nose of apple torte, the colour is a bit cloudy, lemon yellow with flavours of crisp green apple. A perfect aperitif in the mountains. — 6 days ago

Daniel, P and 3 others liked this
Trixie

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@Shawn Thompson Such beautiful scenery in the background. Enjoy!
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@Phil A Crazyweed is definitely one of the best restaurants in the Canadian Rockies 🏔 and they have a fantastic wine list. Should be amazing!
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@Trixie We has a lovely weekend with great weather for Remembrance Day 🇨🇦 Cheers!

Didier Dagueneau

Les Jardins de Babylone Jurançon Petit Manseng 2009

Too expensive but it’s killer. Totally clean, honey, apricot, butterscotch, pineapple cake and on and on. Lifted by acidity like a great Sauternes — 19 days ago

Ira, Eric and 21 others liked this

Claire Patelin

Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Not a NZ but still a really enjoyable wine. Nice tropical nose, with a crisp fruity minerality — 7 hours ago