Château Pineraie

Cahors Malbec

8.9125 ratings
8.88 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
Ellen Clifford

I had it at Covell. I ended up accidentally buying the same at thanksgiving in St. Louis. And now I’m back at Covell drinking it because it stands well in many ways: it has a refreshing nature—some sort of herbal underbelly to it berry cassis fun. So far my top cahors pick but there’s more to be tried...

I had it at Covell. I ended up accidentally buying the same at thanksgiving in St. Louis. And now I’m back at Covell drinking it because it stands well in many ways: it has a refreshing nature—some sort of herbal underbelly to it berry cassis fun. So far my top cahors pick but there’s more to be tried...

Dec 5th, 2018
Cory Fierro

"The Black Wine of Cahors" doesn't disappoint. Opaque purple color, with black fruits dominating the nose, berry, plum and currant. The wine has good weight to it, supporting the earthen notes of turned earth and wet leaves. The finish leaves a little to be desired but otherwise this is a decently powerful malbec.

"The Black Wine of Cahors" doesn't disappoint. Opaque purple color, with black fruits dominating the nose, berry, plum and currant. The wine has good weight to it, supporting the earthen notes of turned earth and wet leaves. The finish leaves a little to be desired but otherwise this is a decently powerful malbec.

Jun 14th, 2016
Peter van den Besselaar

Cuvee l'Authentique, full bodied wine with power but also elegance, very nice drinking now

Cuvee l'Authentique, full bodied wine with power but also elegance, very nice drinking now

Dec 26th, 2014
Dwayne Bershaw

Interesting to compare to Argentine Malbec; this had the same berry notes but also a touch of green / herbal which I haven't noticed in the New World style.

Interesting to compare to Argentine Malbec; this had the same berry notes but also a touch of green / herbal which I haven't noticed in the New World style.

Nov 12th, 2013
Christian Ford

Oddly punching acidity and tannins for this wine, but has lost a bit of its fruit and flavor over the years.

Oddly punching acidity and tannins for this wine, but has lost a bit of its fruit and flavor over the years.

Sep 29th, 2019
Helene K

Litt skarp til å begynne med. Grei ettersmak.

Litt skarp til å begynne med. Grei ettersmak.

Aug 17th, 2019
Alice Maria

Medium bodied, fruity, sweet

Medium bodied, fruity, sweet

Apr 12th, 2019
Will Witner

(Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine 4/12)
Pleasantly sweet, light but bold

(Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine 4/12)
Pleasantly sweet, light but bold

Dec 22nd, 2018
Natasha P

Peppery, almost spicy wine but light. Pair with spaghetti or linguine in a tomato sauce for a contrast.

Peppery, almost spicy wine but light. Pair with spaghetti or linguine in a tomato sauce for a contrast.

Jun 30th, 2018
Richard

At Kendell’s in Leeds. Much nicer after 15 mins out of the bottle, when it was a pleasure.

At Kendell’s in Leeds. Much nicer after 15 mins out of the bottle, when it was a pleasure.

Feb 13th, 2018