Thursday, 5 July 2012

Château de Gaudou Cuvée Tradition 2010 Cahors

Tasted 04/07/12. 14%, cork closure. About £7 UK retail. Cahors was the orginal home of Malbec of course, though we now think of Argentina when we drink Malbec. This is a blend of mainly Malbec, with Merlot and Tannat and is an illustration of the resurgence of the varietal in Cahors, where they call their wines 'black wine' due to the dark colour derived from Malbec.The is dark red, with toasty oak on the nose and an explosion of ripe black fruits in the mouth, with soft tannins and a long finish. A lovely wine - a genuine, quality alternative to South America that is excellent value for money. 16.5 / 20 from 2012.

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