Fronton, Southwest France

Clos La Coutale

Coutale Rosé Cahors Malbec 2020

2020 vintage. Relatively full-bodied for the type. Really ripe strawberries, stewed cherries, raspberry, bit of phenolic bitterness, lemon pith, rocks, little herbal thing going on. — 10 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Interesting, I did not know Coutale makes rosé

Olivier & Roland Gessler

Côtes de Gascogne Colombard Blend

Great wine and wonderful price. — 16 days ago

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Francis Darroze

Domaine de Cavaillon Bas Armagnac 1914

caramel & hint of butterscotch ~ nutmeg & star anise ~ orange zest ~ finish of white flower petals ~ bottled October 1983 — 13 days ago

Severn, Ira and 7 others liked this

Château du Cayrou

Cahors Malbec Merlot 2015

Pure malbec aromas... red currant, red plum, some underlying earthy and herbaceous notes. A round body with soft acid and tannins but balancing tartness. Put a little chill on it!
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— 19 days ago

Pierre Laplace

Madiran Tannat Blend 2013

Tannat (80%)/Cabernet Franc (20%) blend. Deep purple color. Dark black fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of smoke and oak. Just a bit of a green note but it incorporates beautifully. Nicely structured, as the Tannat was not over extracted. Tannins are present but not overly grippy. Alcohol is also reasonable at 13.5%. This wine has benefited from aging. Thank You Ron B. — 16 days ago

Bob, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Château Bouscassé

Madiran Tannat Blend 2017

After decanting and letting rest for a while it is a great well balanced wine — 9 days ago

Château Peyros

Greenwich .43N Madiran Tannat 2000

Deep almost black color, ruby, with slight orange shades. Advanced open nose, wood-smoked black fruits, graphite charcoal, tobacco, roasting. Mouth with dense but flexible tannic material. The breeding is perfectly melted and seems to be able to withstand another 5 or 10 years of aging without problems. A gourmet class wine at an affordable price.

Robe profonde presque noire, rubis, au légères nuances orangée. Nez ouvert évolué, fruits noirs bois-fumé, charbon graphite, tabac, torréfaction. Bouche à la matière tannique dense mais souple. L’élevage est parfaitement fondu et semble pouvoir supporter encore 5 ou 10 ans de garde sans problème. Un vin de classe gastronomique à prix abordable.
— a month ago

Daniel, Tom and 16 others liked this

Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Madiran Menhir Tannat Blend 2007

Earthy with stewed black and red fruits. Soft, resolved tannins, and nice balance. — 3 days ago

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15 Ans d'Age Bas Armagnac

My favorite brandy house, but I’ve never tried this expression.

Nose: tropical fruits - papaya? Banana? Nuts - almonds, peanuts, peanut brittle. Intense baking spices - allspice, cinnamon, clove, black pepper. Salted caramel, toffee. Light roast coffee. Bitter chocolate. Boozy vanilla extract. Yum.

Taste: marvelous. A little lighter bodied than the 25 year (from what I recall), but all the same bitter chocolate and salty caramel and old varnished wood - and tobacco. And hot spices. And charred, caramelized orange? Yowzah. Top tier. I’ll have to directly compare to my 25 year and 30 years…but this is remarkable. 97.
— 3 days ago

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Domaine la Calmette

Tres Potz Cahors Malbec 2000

Very dry… like English humour. But it finishes off with a nice earthy and nutty finish. If you like tannins and puckering your lips this is fantastic. — 17 days ago