Château de Chambert

Cahors Malbec

8.822 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
Cahors, Southwest France, France
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
June Winters

Let this husky wine breathe, well before the steak-frites arrive. A few hours, ideally.

Let this husky wine breathe, well before the steak-frites arrive. A few hours, ideally.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2013
Alexandra Albin

Delicious full body with good acid. A Malbec of perfection!

Delicious full body with good acid. A Malbec of perfection!

Feb 15th, 2018
Sean Christensen

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A beautifully perfumed wine. It shows an elegant side to Cahors, offering intense and juicy blackberry fruit that override the dark tannins. The wine has weight and power and remains finely proportioned. (RV)" (06/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and vibrant, with plenty of juiciness to the crushed red fruit flavors, joined by intense raspberry and red currant notes. Powerful dark chocolate accents fill the finish, which offers lots of spice. (KM)" (09/2012)

K&L Notes: Chateau de Chambert's history extends back centuries where documentation shows first plantings in the surrounding hills around the 10th century. More importantly though is actually what followed after the Phylloxera epidemic of the 18th century. By the early 1900s, the region was in such decline that the vineyards of Chambert laid fallow for almost 60 years. Almost a blessing in disguise, as when the vineyards were reestablished in 1973, they were free of all petrochemicals. The Chateau, now owned by Philippe Lejeune, is the largest certified organic/bio-dynamic vineyard in Cahors holding accreditations from both Ecocert and Demeter! The basic Cahors is a blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot with an average vine age of over 30 years. The grapes are all hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts and aged a year in primarily used oak. Though the estate is not small at 65 hectares, the wine still has a beautifully artisanal feel to it. The wine has some bottle age on it now but still has another decade plus of longevity ahead of it. (Keith Mabry, K&L Wine Buyer)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A beautifully perfumed wine. It shows an elegant side to Cahors, offering intense and juicy blackberry fruit that override the dark tannins. The wine has weight and power and remains finely proportioned. (RV)" (06/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and vibrant, with plenty of juiciness to the crushed red fruit flavors, joined by intense raspberry and red currant notes. Powerful dark chocolate accents fill the finish, which offers lots of spice. (KM)" (09/2012)

K&L Notes: Chateau de Chambert's history extends back centuries where documentation shows first plantings in the surrounding hills around the 10th century. More importantly though is actually what followed after the Phylloxera epidemic of the 18th century. By the early 1900s, the region was in such decline that the vineyards of Chambert laid fallow for almost 60 years. Almost a blessing in disguise, as when the vineyards were reestablished in 1973, they were free of all petrochemicals. The Chateau, now owned by Philippe Lejeune, is the largest certified organic/bio-dynamic vineyard in Cahors holding accreditations from both Ecocert and Demeter! The basic Cahors is a blend of 85% Malbec and 15% Merlot with an average vine age of over 30 years. The grapes are all hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts and aged a year in primarily used oak. Though the estate is not small at 65 hectares, the wine still has a beautifully artisanal feel to it. The wine has some bottle age on it now but still has another decade plus of longevity ahead of it. (Keith Mabry, K&L Wine Buyer)

Oct 3rd, 2017
John Rutherford

Fruit forward with Tabasco - Bordeaux style. Nice with steak!

Fruit forward with Tabasco - Bordeaux style. Nice with steak!

Jun 5th, 2017
Paul Coleman

Opaque ruby/blueberry hue and viscous legs make for an alluring appearance. Musty cherries in the nose. Acidic and tart on the frontal palate; volatile tannic closure.

Opaque ruby/blueberry hue and viscous legs make for an alluring appearance. Musty cherries in the nose. Acidic and tart on the frontal palate; volatile tannic closure.

Feb 6th, 2016
Stephen Moyer

Not very sweet.

Not very sweet.

Jan 19th, 2016
Ingmar Dirkse Van Den Heuvel

Typical Cahors Malbec wine as introduced by brother-in-law Bob van Riel on December 22. 2015 during pre-Christmas diner (and 86 birthday of mother-in-law Alice "Tins" van Riel). Very nice dark red blend and perfect company for a stew of deer, prunes and brandy. Red fruit, high percentage of alcohol and string taste. We love the Cahors surroundings and are fund of the Malbec blend.

Typical Cahors Malbec wine as introduced by brother-in-law Bob van Riel on December 22. 2015 during pre-Christmas diner (and 86 birthday of mother-in-law Alice "Tins" van Riel). Very nice dark red blend and perfect company for a stew of deer, prunes and brandy. Red fruit, high percentage of alcohol and string taste. We love the Cahors surroundings and are fund of the Malbec blend.

Jan 6th, 2016
Chris Banks

Violets

Violets

Oct 11th, 2015
Lauren Duda

Never had a french malbec before!

Never had a french malbec before!

Oct 8th, 2015
James White

My first French Malbec. Just beautiful.

My first French Malbec. Just beautiful.

Mar 13th, 2015