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Cahors is an appellation in the southwest of France. The main grape variety used is Malbec, with up to 30 percent of Merlot and Tannat permitted. The region has a long history; it was once known as the “black wine” of Lot because of its inky color. After a period of decline,there has been a resurgence of interest in Cahors due to Malbec’s popularity in Argentina. Because they are comparatively unknown and often very good, these wines represent great value. Some are capable of very long aging.
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  • Esprit

  • Auxerrois

    Auxerrois' tendency towards low acidity makes it suitable to cooler climates, such as England, Ontario's Niagara Peni...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Cahors View all

  • Château Latuc

    Chateau Latuc is situated deep in the heart of rural Southwest France near Cahors. Cahors wines h...

  • Château la Caminade

    It was in about 1895 that Antonin Ressès inheriled the Domaine du Château la Caminade. This place...

  • Clos La Coutale

    The Clos La Coutale, a 60 hectares estate spreads over a stretch of land on the alluvial floor of...

  • Château de Haute-Serre

    From an old Lot line, working for over a century in the wine business the Vigouroux family has ga...

  • Domaine Lagrezette

    The 55 meters long and 19 meters deep underground cellars of the Domaine de Lagrezette were devis...

  • Château de Gaudou

    Cahors a noble and strong name, Cahors a city, a vineyard, and more importantly a Wine. These thr...

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  • Gouleyant Cahors 2012

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    Smooth - not as full bodied as expected. Elements of spice. Smooth finish. No acidity Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Chateau du Cedre Heritage Cahors Malbec 2011

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    Wonderful, rich wine at a great price. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Chateau Lagrezette Cahors Purple Malbec 2009

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    A bit funky on the nose but very plummy. Aromas of fresh Italian plums, old wood, dry earth and hints of tarragon and dried sage greet the nose. Smooth and broad on entry, this is almost a bit soft, though the tannins remains fairly abundant and a bit fuzzy in the mouth, adding volume and tactile complexity. Theres a fine, clear, deep core of f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Lagrezette Malbec Cru d'Exception Cahors France 2006

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    Earthy, stemmy and herbal on the nose with some sweet, small berry, wild berry fruit tones floating in the glass. A bit tough in the mouth with chewy tannins plenty of richness remaining. theres great depth to the fruit here, all mineral and dried herb tinged wild red cherry toned flavors. The wine remains firm right through the mouth, but well ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau St. Didier-Parnac Cahors 2010

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    Incredible wine, very smooth. Full and robust with a good finish. Will be off the chain in 3 to 5 years. Read More

    Wine review by winewhorenfb


  • Chateau de Gaudou Cahors 2010

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    A deep purple/ruby Malbec with a briny, blackberry, plum, black cherry pits, dried rose petals and soft spices, some faint earthy, animal notes on the nose. Palate sees follow through of everything on the nose except the animal/earth notes. Also has green pepper, cracked black pepper, vanilla with strong tannins and moderate acid. Has an unex... Read More

    Wine review by JasonMM


  • I read probably a couple dozen emails a day from flash sites, stores I like, ... I've tried wines from Cahors, too, and they didn't really do that much for me, although they are distinct from the S. American ones."Organic" has become a much more slippery word since the USDA got involved and big food companies started buying "organic" producers... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I can't believe I'm doing this


  • Georges Vigouroux Cahors Château de Mercuès 2009

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • If you like Malbec,have you tried Cahors from France? Read More

    Forum post in the topic I can't believe I'm doing this


  • Clos la Coutale Malbec 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • There are about 60000 hectares in the Cahors AOC region. I live near Cahors and can thoroughly recommend the original Malbec wines. Try, if you can find it, Chateau Chambert, my tip to be the finest wine in the area within the next 5 years. Stéphane Derenoncourt from Bordeaux is advising this chateau at the moment. The owner has/had a successfu...

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