Crocus (Paul Hobbs/Bertrand Vigouroux)

Malbec de Cahors

9.035 ratings
9.013 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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.3

Underwhelming, especially for $40 retail

Underwhelming, especially for $40 retail

Dec 28th, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Deep purple; medium plus intensity aromas of cooked plum, raisin, date, fig, cinnamon, pepper, dry earth, licorice; dry, medium acid, high tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus flavors if black cherry, plum, fig, cinnamon, earth; medium plus finish

Deep purple; medium plus intensity aromas of cooked plum, raisin, date, fig, cinnamon, pepper, dry earth, licorice; dry, medium acid, high tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus flavors if black cherry, plum, fig, cinnamon, earth; medium plus finish

Sep 20th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Cahors Malbec notes coming through here with violets, iron, camp fire, juicy black currants and blackberry, tremendous depth and purity, yet super elegant and fresh on the palate. A little flashier than your typical Cahors but this shows good potential of what is capable here while still keeping with tradition.

Cahors Malbec notes coming through here with violets, iron, camp fire, juicy black currants and blackberry, tremendous depth and purity, yet super elegant and fresh on the palate. A little flashier than your typical Cahors but this shows good potential of what is capable here while still keeping with tradition.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Deep purple color. No rim variation. Black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry. Spice, licorice and violet. M-/m acid. M body, alcohol and tannin. M finish. Old world characteristics.

Deep purple color. No rim variation. Black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry. Spice, licorice and violet. M-/m acid. M body, alcohol and tannin. M finish. Old world characteristics.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.3

Great new Malbec from Cahor, Bravo to Paul Hobbs and his wine team in France! Really expressive with plum, and black fruits, lush and rich!

Great new Malbec from Cahor, Bravo to Paul Hobbs and his wine team in France! Really expressive with plum, and black fruits, lush and rich!

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2015
Lyn Farmer

Elegant, deeply flavored wine with silken texture and very well balanced tannins and acidity. Long elegant finish. This is Malbec without the overwrought heaviness sometimes found in Mendoza. Great finesse.

Elegant, deeply flavored wine with silken texture and very well balanced tannins and acidity. Long elegant finish. This is Malbec without the overwrought heaviness sometimes found in Mendoza. Great finesse.

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Bryant had this 6 years ago

Bryant had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

Dry medium body not floral

Dry medium body not floral

Nov 3rd, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.8

Age 6-7 years or decant at breakfast. This Paul Hobbs collaboration is a hulk, but its tannins are impressively finessed for Cahors.

Age 6-7 years or decant at breakfast. This Paul Hobbs collaboration is a hulk, but its tannins are impressively finessed for Cahors.

Dec 12th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Purity, complexity and freshness rein here as vivid aromas and flavors of fresh violet flowers, minerality, graphite, some peppercorn, cassis, and plum. The structure is firm but with fine to medium grain tannin. Excellent acidity on the long and pure finish.

Purity, complexity and freshness rein here as vivid aromas and flavors of fresh violet flowers, minerality, graphite, some peppercorn, cassis, and plum. The structure is firm but with fine to medium grain tannin. Excellent acidity on the long and pure finish.

Nov 17th, 2014