Crocus (Paul Hobbs/Bertrand Vigouroux)

Grand Vin Cahors Malbec

9.118 ratings
9.210 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
Bryce Wiatrak

Paul Hobbs has earned his place in the Mendoza history books, and now he’s taking on Cahors. While undoubtedly displaying his winemakerly stamp, Crocus demonstrates juicy varietal character - inky, plummy, blue-toned Malbec with just enough acidic lift to keep the tannic perception at bay.

Paul Hobbs has earned his place in the Mendoza history books, and now he’s taking on Cahors. While undoubtedly displaying his winemakerly stamp, Crocus demonstrates juicy varietal character - inky, plummy, blue-toned Malbec with just enough acidic lift to keep the tannic perception at bay.

Aug 24th, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Paul Hobbs is flexing his muscles in Argentina

Paul Hobbs is flexing his muscles in Argentina

Aug 19th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Recently rebranded as La Roche Mère this is the most prestigious of the three wines from this property

Earthy violet, hints of chocolate and cedar. Great length and balance - this has a refinement you don't find in Argentine malbec
Exceptionally smooth tannins with enough acidity to compliment most dishes on the table. There is oak on the nose and palate but it is held in check, adding to the wine's complexity

Recently rebranded as La Roche Mère this is the most prestigious of the three wines from this property

Earthy violet, hints of chocolate and cedar. Great length and balance - this has a refinement you don't find in Argentine malbec
Exceptionally smooth tannins with enough acidity to compliment most dishes on the table. There is oak on the nose and palate but it is held in check, adding to the wine's complexity

Aug 9th, 2018
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

WowBig Boy! Full bodied Rich and yes I was fooled! Thought it to be from Uco or Mendoza Providence! Yes it is Cahor Appellation in France made by Paul Hobbs team! Opened 5 hours before trying, big full and rich with massive fruit and tannin. This is a Supreme effort. Will retail in the 120.00 range. Worth seeking out. CB 96

WowBig Boy! Full bodied Rich and yes I was fooled! Thought it to be from Uco or Mendoza Providence! Yes it is Cahor Appellation in France made by Paul Hobbs team! Opened 5 hours before trying, big full and rich with massive fruit and tannin. This is a Supreme effort. Will retail in the 120.00 range. Worth seeking out. CB 96

Oct 28th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

This was amazing, built like a Sherman tank, drank great over 3days even preferred it 2nd morning the most. Deep cassis, Rolling Stones paint it black- olisous ness in the fruits tightly wound. 11/10 would drink again.

This was amazing, built like a Sherman tank, drank great over 3days even preferred it 2nd morning the most. Deep cassis, Rolling Stones paint it black- olisous ness in the fruits tightly wound. 11/10 would drink again.

Mar 11th, 2015
Andrew Liguori

Medium plus body, medium minus acid. Stewed, chewy blue fruits/boysenberry with faint balsam. Good for Malbec

Medium plus body, medium minus acid. Stewed, chewy blue fruits/boysenberry with faint balsam. Good for Malbec

Feb 4th, 2021
Chad Culley

Very modern take on Cahors. Not for me, but a well made wine with lots of extraction and dark fruit, wrapped in a fluffy oak blanket.

Very modern take on Cahors. Not for me, but a well made wine with lots of extraction and dark fruit, wrapped in a fluffy oak blanket.

May 2nd, 2016
Gerald Luger

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Jun 3rd, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Jordan had this 3 years ago

Jordan had this 3 years ago

Mar 31st, 2018
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.1

Zach had this 5 years ago

Zach had this 5 years ago

Jun 30th, 2016