Clos La Coutale

Cahors Malbec Merlot

8.8701 ratings
8.777 pro ratings
Cahors, Southwest France, France
Malbec, Merlot
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.6

Easy drinking

Easy drinking

Jan 20th, 2018
Craig Camp

General Manager Troon Vineyards

8.9

Lots of pleasure here! A bargain. Straightforward with just enough complexity to be really interesting. #wine

Lots of pleasure here! A bargain. Straightforward with just enough complexity to be really interesting. #wine

Aug 15th, 2017
Dwayne Bershaw

Dark cherry, pepper, coriander, jammy.

Dark cherry, pepper, coriander, jammy.

3 people found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Ed Matthews

A slight hint of corkiness blows off in seconds leaving blackberry jam and then a whiff of stony minerals. On the tongue, an earth or leather character appears and is framed by grippy soft tannins.

A slight hint of corkiness blows off in seconds leaving blackberry jam and then a whiff of stony minerals. On the tongue, an earth or leather character appears and is framed by grippy soft tannins.

3 people found it helpfulSep 30th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

Drink by 2020.

Drink by 2020.

2 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2014
Clement Cariot

Sommelier Bleu Provence

9.7

Malbec is not from Argentina

Malbec is not from Argentina

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2013
Jameson Fink

Host Wine Without Worry podcast

9.2

Have had this wine numerous times but trying it at 18 was a #realwow. Still fresh; not fading. #Cahors

Have had this wine numerous times but trying it at 18 was a #realwow. Still fresh; not fading. #Cahors

Jan 2nd, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.3

A bit simple. Funk and tannin. Far better with food. Less abrasive and more balanced.

A bit simple. Funk and tannin. Far better with food. Less abrasive and more balanced.

Jan 1st, 2017
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Deep, dark colors. #Cahor. Smooth palate and had to struggle to find floral aromas through berry aromas. Not as elegant as previous years.

Deep, dark colors. #Cahor. Smooth palate and had to struggle to find floral aromas through berry aromas. Not as elegant as previous years.

Dec 25th, 2016
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.0

Funny and meaty underneath some dark fruit flavors. Fully evolved, fun but maybe not compelling.

Funny and meaty underneath some dark fruit flavors. Fully evolved, fun but maybe not compelling.

Jul 27th, 2016