Clos La Coutale

Cahors Malbec Merlot

8.8723 ratings
8.778 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, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck
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
Sean Nelson

Jammy Malbec. Nom.

Jammy Malbec. Nom.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2015
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