Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors 2010

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This estate is one of the oldest and best in Cahors and their wines convey a wonderful sense of elegance. The blend is 80% Malbec (known locally as Cot), the traditional grape of the region, blended with 20% Merlot which gives finesse and bouquet. Yields average 40-45 hl/ha (about 2.5 - tons/acre.) Astonishing elegance, red fruit with spicy overtones. A well-constructed wine. Clos La Coutale can be drunk young thanks to its good fruit, but has great aging potential, between 10-20 years. This wine accompanies duck, red meat and tasty cheeses perfectly.

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Clos La Coutale:
The Clos La Coutale, a 60 hectares estate spreads over a stretch of land on the alluvial floor of the valley amid the meanders of the river Lot. Its soil is particulary suitable for vines, for it contains gravels, silicates and limestone clays. Because of the lie of the land, facing south-west, the estate is sheltered from the cold winds that blow from the "Causse" region (an upland plateau), a... Read more
The Clos La Coutale, a 60 hectares estate spreads over a stretch of land on the alluvial floor of the valley amid the meanders of the river Lot. Its soil is particulary suitable for vines, for it contains gravels, silicates and limestone clays. Because of the lie of the land, facing south-west, the estate is sheltered from the cold winds that blow from the "Causse" region (an upland plateau), and consequently it enjoys a micro-climate which ensures that the vines and their fruit ripen fully early in the season. The vine-plants belong to the two types that are traditionnaly used in the making of the Cahors wine : COT or MALBEC. This is the basic vin-plant, 80%. Its round grapes, their thick skin, rich in colouring matter and in tanin, lend character to this laying-down wine. Merlot. Up to 20%, it tones down the youthful hardness of Cahors wine, and it improves the bouquet. Read less
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Member Reviews for Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors

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Snooth User: jshimkin
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/02/2012

Good every day wine. Won't disappoint.


Snooth User: bosoxfan23
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/09/2011

Dark purple with a strong aroma berry - pepper oak tastes mixed with red fruit - very enjoyable


Snooth User: Steve Peter
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/03/2011

Appearance is dark ruby with a slight brick color to the rim. The nose is dark cherries with a hint of plum. Flavor is dark cherries, blueberries, pepper and a bit of tobacco. Overall a beautiful and elegant wine.


Snooth User: JLBetsworth
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/17/2011

Great smooth, flavorful red wine


Snooth User: awsjules
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/27/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: kllo97
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/06/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: cbarbata
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 02/25/2009

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors

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Source: NapaCabs.com
02/17/2013

Enjoy the generosity of 80% Malbec combined with the finnesse and roundness of 20% Merlot. Philippe Bernede is proud to introduce to you the results of six generations of savoir faire, his passion for the wine, and his unique terroir.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2009 08/31/2011

Enjoy the generosity of 80% Malbec combined with the finnesse and roundness of 20% Merlot. Philippe Bernede is proud to introduce to you the results of six generations of savoir faire, his passion for the wine, and his unique terroir in the southwest of France.


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Vintage: 2009 11/15/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from S W France in France. 2009 Clos la Coutale Cahors 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/29/2012

In style, Coutale doesn't make many concessions to Malbec tannins. What you get is an impressively structured, firmly tannic wine, packed also with black fruits. The solid structure and the weight of fruit demand aging for at least 5 years. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from S W France in France. 2009 Clos la Coutale Cahors 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 10/20/2011

Astonishing elegance, red fruit with spicy overtones. A well-constructed wine. Clos La Coutale can be drunk young thanks to its good fruit, but has great aging potential, between 10-20 years.


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Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

Clos La Coutale Cahors 2008 and all other wine from Clos La Coutale are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2003 06/26/2007

Cahors is a tiny AOC in the Southwest of France, using mostly Côt (aka Malbec). This wine has enticing tannins, black fruit, and a balanced acidity.



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This estate is one of the oldest and best in Cahors and their wines convey a wonderful sense of elegance. The blend is 80% Malbec (known locally as Cot), the traditional grape of the region, blended with 20% Merlot which gives finesse and bouquet. Yields average 40-45 hl/ha (about 2.5 - tons/acre.) Astonishing elegance, red fruit with spicy overtones. A well-constructed wine. Clos La Coutale can be drunk young thanks to its good fruit, but has great aging potential, between 10-20 years. This wine accompanies duck, red meat and tasty cheeses perfectly.

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