Château du Cèdre Cahors Héritage 2010
"Behind its dark, ruby colour and violet hints, the Héritage hides intense smells of cassis, violet and spices. Straightforward on the palate, with pure and clear acidity, wrapped in mellowness. Altogether, this gives a good length to the wine. You will appreciate its flavours during all seasons, together with some nice bistro-cuisine or grilled meat." -Winery
Chateau du Cedre is a producer in the Cahors region of France. The winery was founded in 1956 by Charles Verhaeghe and continues under the direction of his sons Jean-Marc and Pascal. The winery specializes in the regional star grape Malbec (Cot) which is sometimes blended with small percentages of Merlot and Tannat. They practice certified organic farming and production methods.
As Malbecs go, it was fair. A drinkable wine, and not bad with lamb. This was actually a mistake by the restaurant (I had ordered the OTHER 2006 Malbec). The waiter and I were both distracted with the label damage and before I realized it was the wrong wine, it was open. My fault as I was on autopilot at the time. About the wine, lots of tannin. Can definitely differentiate this wine from Argentine wines. Dark ruby color with some oak, cherry. I would drink it again if it were free but I can get a nice Argentine Malbec which is more enjoyable for less.
Nose: Blackberry, dark cherry, plum, cedary oak, earthy, black pepper, spice. Quite rich, almost jammy. Palate: Blackberry jam, plum, dark cherry, cedary oak. Firm, oaky drying, dusty tannins. Quite rich and earthy. Moderately long on the palate. After being open for three days, the jamminess has gone, and the oakiness has subsided a little. The cherry, plum notes remain, and the wine seems to have become more earthy/barnyardy. The tannins have softened a little too.
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