Clos La Coutale

Cahors Malbec Merlot

8.771 ratings
8.75 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
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
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
Thomas Ahn

Smells herbaceous with hint of sandalwood. Tastes fuller than it looks. Hint of ruby orange shade. Medium body with clean finish. Hint of acid. Slightly tannic

Smells herbaceous with hint of sandalwood. Tastes fuller than it looks. Hint of ruby orange shade. Medium body with clean finish. Hint of acid. Slightly tannic

Mar 13th, 2018
Janet Coleman

Smooth fruity and juicy and good value

Smooth fruity and juicy and good value

Mar 3rd, 2018
Ian Fricker

Leaner than an Argentinian Malbec. 20% Merlot extends the finish and adds more 3-dimensionality (yeah, I know... whatever that means). Dark fruit, a hint of cedar, leather, and round tannin. Very enjoyable, excellent value.

Leaner than an Argentinian Malbec. 20% Merlot extends the finish and adds more 3-dimensionality (yeah, I know... whatever that means). Dark fruit, a hint of cedar, leather, and round tannin. Very enjoyable, excellent value.

Jan 7th, 2018
Linaris Santiago-Wright

A nice tart plum on the nose. Dry enough to drink with dinner and finishes clean and light. Not a ton for flavor but not a bad flavor.

A nice tart plum on the nose. Dry enough to drink with dinner and finishes clean and light. Not a ton for flavor but not a bad flavor.

Oct 21st, 2017
Michael Amoruso

Light blackberries, mineral and fragrant violates.

Light blackberries, mineral and fragrant violates.

Oct 17th, 2017
Erik Longabardi

Prefer older vintages for this Cahors and this producer.

Prefer older vintages for this Cahors and this producer.

Oct 9th, 2017
Daniel Rios

Good blend ... really great medium bodied everyday wine a lot of tobacco and dark fruit .. for the money a easy gift or dinner wine #nyc #wine

Good blend ... really great medium bodied everyday wine a lot of tobacco and dark fruit .. for the money a easy gift or dinner wine #nyc #wine

Aug 30th, 2017