Clos La Coutale

Cahors Malbec Merlot

8.8181 ratings
8.618 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
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
Sean Nelson

Jammy Malbec. Nom.

Jammy Malbec. Nom.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2015
Chris MacLean

When I first tasted this, I intended to write: "maybe Kermit isn't infallible." But the more I drink it, the more I appreciate the appeal of its simple refreshing balance. It's not overly anything. I would even say it's not an overly exceptional value, but merely a very good one.

When I first tasted this, I intended to write: "maybe Kermit isn't infallible." But the more I drink it, the more I appreciate the appeal of its simple refreshing balance. It's not overly anything. I would even say it's not an overly exceptional value, but merely a very good one.

Apr 4th, 2015
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.6

In a pinch, a damn tasty wine. A bit simple in depth and structure, but full, rich, and balanced.

In a pinch, a damn tasty wine. A bit simple in depth and structure, but full, rich, and balanced.

Feb 18th, 2015
Chrissa Chase

Cot from the Lot River region it's birthplace. Dom. Coutale predates the revolution and presents a lively attack on the palate with dark cherry compote, ripe black plum and licorice. The tannins are round and will love that Tri Tip. A steal at $13.99

Cot from the Lot River region it's birthplace. Dom. Coutale predates the revolution and presents a lively attack on the palate with dark cherry compote, ripe black plum and licorice. The tannins are round and will love that Tri Tip. A steal at $13.99

Aug 13th, 2014
Austin Beeman

Nose compacted. Dense tight rustic blueberry. Sometimes veering into jam. $17

Nose compacted. Dense tight rustic blueberry. Sometimes veering into jam. $17

Mar 27th, 2014
Nathan Kinney

Ridiculous how well this ages for the value

Ridiculous how well this ages for the value

Jun 22nd, 2019
Maciej Kurka

From magnum. Are you kidding me? The best value for the price. Keeping it my secret.

From magnum. Are you kidding me? The best value for the price. Keeping it my secret.

Oct 19th, 2017
David Miller

Great accompaniment to a good cheese.

Great accompaniment to a good cheese.

Mar 16th, 2017