Château de Haute-Serre

Cahors Malbec

9.0193 ratings
8.918 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
Meredith Hu

10% Tannat. Plum, wild herbs, thyme, and clove. Cedar and smoke. Moderate minus acid, elevated smooth tannins, 13.5%.

10% Tannat. Plum, wild herbs, thyme, and clove. Cedar and smoke. Moderate minus acid, elevated smooth tannins, 13.5%.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Joyce Lin

Dark ruby red with purple hue, ripe plum, black berry, black cherry, black cassis, and prune. Slightly menthol with dried savory herbs notes, licorice, star anise. Nose is intriguing, has similar aroma resemblance to Sichuan peppercorns and red peppers. Cinnamon bark. Med to med plus tannin, med plus acidity. Flavor and goes wonderfully with spicy Sichuan boiled beef. Great wine for its price! 85% Malbec, 10 % Tannat, 5 % Merlot.

Dark ruby red with purple hue, ripe plum, black berry, black cherry, black cassis, and prune. Slightly menthol with dried savory herbs notes, licorice, star anise. Nose is intriguing, has similar aroma resemblance to Sichuan peppercorns and red peppers. Cinnamon bark. Med to med plus tannin, med plus acidity. Flavor and goes wonderfully with spicy Sichuan boiled beef. Great wine for its price! 85% Malbec, 10 % Tannat, 5 % Merlot.

May 15th, 2018
Darren Guillaume

This 2009 is 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot and sits at 14* of alcohol. Plums, blueberries, black cherry, and violet aromas. Dry, with medium-high tannins, medium acids. Black currant, blackberry, black cherry, and unripe plum on the palate. Has aging potential now through 2015. Recommend decanting 1 hour or more before consumption, or use of an aerator.

This 2009 is 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot and sits at 14* of alcohol. Plums, blueberries, black cherry, and violet aromas. Dry, with medium-high tannins, medium acids. Black currant, blackberry, black cherry, and unripe plum on the palate. Has aging potential now through 2015. Recommend decanting 1 hour or more before consumption, or use of an aerator.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2015
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

9.0

Pulling all stops but not too many. Cassis jam,vanilla,thick polished tannins. A Wine Spectator Cahors.

Pulling all stops but not too many. Cassis jam,vanilla,thick polished tannins. A Wine Spectator Cahors.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Aromas of cedar and tobacco with ripe dark fruit. Flavors of ripe plum, cherries and anise. Firm tannins suggest it could use a little bottle age.

Aromas of cedar and tobacco with ripe dark fruit. Flavors of ripe plum, cherries and anise. Firm tannins suggest it could use a little bottle age.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2014
Thibaut Marquis

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

8.6

Typical Malbec but light on palate!

Typical Malbec but light on palate!

Jan 19th, 2015
Rob Renteria

Sommelier La Folie Restaurant

9.5

Exotic. Nice Ying and Yang of earth and ripe fruit. Long finish.

Exotic. Nice Ying and Yang of earth and ripe fruit. Long finish.

Sep 17th, 2014
Amy Yan

Definitely punches above its weight. Almost dismissed due to $16 price tag!

Definitely punches above its weight. Almost dismissed due to $16 price tag!

Oct 2nd, 2018
Austen Ito

plums, black cherries. med + acid, med tannins, med body. Great value.

plums, black cherries. med + acid, med tannins, med body. Great value.

Jul 29th, 2018
Chris England

My favourite Cahors Malbec showing incredible value young @ €22 - boom what a buy 😉 I had the 2016 also & it was fab to 👍

📍Haute de Serre 2014

🏵 89-90 points

🍷 Opaque ruby w/ purple hue

👃 Spiced dark cherry, raspberry & blackberry in cocoa w/ light oak & violets

👄 Med body of creamy cocoa bathed blackcurrant w/ light raspberry & cherry liquorice

🎯 Long touch dry blackcurrant, cherry & raspberry smoothness

My favourite Cahors Malbec showing incredible value young @ €22 - boom what a buy 😉 I had the 2016 also & it was fab to 👍

📍Haute de Serre 2014

🏵 89-90 points

🍷 Opaque ruby w/ purple hue

👃 Spiced dark cherry, raspberry & blackberry in cocoa w/ light oak & violets

👄 Med body of creamy cocoa bathed blackcurrant w/ light raspberry & cherry liquorice

🎯 Long touch dry blackcurrant, cherry & raspberry smoothness

Jul 18th, 2018