Prieuré de Cénac

Cahors Malbec

9.08 ratings
-no 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
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Methinks 2016 was a good year for this #cahors Château. Inky purple color in the glass. Allow for an hour to open up and take the edge of the tannins; then the nose opens up with black bramble fruit, cassis, slight baking spices, vanilla, molasses and yet still that classic Cahors earth / mushrooms. On the palate it continues that dark fruit, medium pleasing acidity plus coffee finishing with some muscular tannins and a long finish. It might be a touch hot at 14.5% ABV, but not egregiously so. A Château-bottled red from the ancestral home of #malbec for $7 at Costco. Lamb chops or a porterhouse would be a stellar pairing.

Methinks 2016 was a good year for this #cahors Château. Inky purple color in the glass. Allow for an hour to open up and take the edge of the tannins; then the nose opens up with black bramble fruit, cassis, slight baking spices, vanilla, molasses and yet still that classic Cahors earth / mushrooms. On the palate it continues that dark fruit, medium pleasing acidity plus coffee finishing with some muscular tannins and a long finish. It might be a touch hot at 14.5% ABV, but not egregiously so. A Château-bottled red from the ancestral home of #malbec for $7 at Costco. Lamb chops or a porterhouse would be a stellar pairing.

Jul 30th, 2020
Kurt Schuster

Costco bargain. Lots of vanilla from the oak. Overwhelms the fruit a bit, but still bold and brassy.

Costco bargain. Lots of vanilla from the oak. Overwhelms the fruit a bit, but still bold and brassy.

May 31st, 2020
A Sherwood

Fastest we've ever finished a bottle.

Fastest we've ever finished a bottle.

May 22nd, 2020
Marco NM

Love it

Love it

Oct 12th, 2019
Aneesh ratnam

Aneesh had this 6 months ago

Aneesh had this 6 months ago

Apr 9th, 2020
Charles Chin

Charles had this 6 months ago

Charles had this 6 months ago

Mar 20th, 2020
Hannah Sims Mashburn

Hannah had this 2 years ago

Hannah had this 2 years ago

Dec 29th, 2018
Mark Calkin

Mark had this 2 years ago

Mark had this 2 years ago

Oct 8th, 2018