Methinks 2016 was a good year for this #cahors Château. Inky purple color in the glass. Allow for an hour to open up and take the edge of the tannins; then the nose opens up with black bramble fruit, cassis, slight baking spices, vanilla, molasses and yet still that classic Cahors earth / mushrooms. On the palate it continues that dark fruit, medium pleasing acidity plus coffee finishing with some muscular tannins and a long finish. It might be a touch hot at 14.5% ABV, but not egregiously so. A Château-bottled red from the ancestral home of #malbec for $7 at Costco. Lamb chops or a porterhouse would be a stellar pairing. — 4 days ago
From Cahors in Southwest France, this 100% Malbec is pleasantly good for under $20. Showing initial black currant and plum on the palate, the time in French oak barrels has allowed the fruit to integrate nicely with the wood, leather and smokey layers, felt in the mouth. It's a rich, juicy and well structured wine at this price point.
#chateaulamartine #cahors #malbec #southwestfrance #frenchred #nicholaspearcewines #vinrouge — 3 years ago
Immaculate aromas of rich tobacco, raspberry reduction and purest blackberry with sweet cedar and Madagascar vanilla, with violets, roses, and mint. Black currant, blackberry, graphite, concentrated forest notes of pinecone, bramble, baker’s chocolate, licorice, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cedar, Jamaican tobaccos, dried violets, Roobios, and iron minerality. #chateauhauteserre #icone #cahors #frenchwinescholar #frenchred #malbec #swfrance — 2 years ago
Inky, inky black color with rim to rim coverage. Dark melted chocolate with blackberries swimming, but less sweet than you are imagining. There is cinnamon, a caramelized, dehydrated plantain, almond extract, mocha grounds, and mahogany in abundance ethereally. Medium mouthfeel is the initial indicator of this wines pronounced balance, despite its varietal reputation. Dried currants, smoky, dry blackberry, cedar and a deep Madura tobacco and dusty cardamom, coriander and lavender with burnt citrus oils, and thick dark veils of iron and tallow suspended in smoking earth. It is hard to describe the dark, universe of beauty this wine embodies. Exceptional and profound. Just 36$ #cahors #malbec #chateauhauteserre #hauteserre #gerondadine #malbecmalbec #cahorsmalbec #frenchwine #malbecworldday — 3 years ago