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Cahors is an appellation created in 1971,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for red wines only, made of at least 70% malbec [called cot or auxerrois in these parts] from 7 communes around the town of Cahors in the valley of the river Lot 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.
– Description from juliabutareva

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  • Merlot

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

  • Mission

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

  • Esprit

  • Tannat

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

  • 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...

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  • Château de Gaudou

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  • Château Latuc

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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...

  • Domaine Lagrezette

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  • Château la Caminade

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

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Cahors on Snooth

  • Last night I had a lovely bottle of malbec..It was not from Argentina or Cahors but the Loire valley. It was full-bodied,there was lots of fruit,and there was a very spicy finish. It was the 'Brin d'Epice' cuvee from Domaine du Chapitre. I wrote up a review on here and gave it high marks Read More

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  • Tannat's better in France, but then I think that about Cahors vs. Argentina for Malbec, too. Though even in France it's not always easy to find good ones. Has been some demand for the last decade or two since its health benefits have been touted, but it's basically just grown south of Bordeaux towards Spain and its limited market hasn't forced c... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... top of ... Maisonneuve 2011 Cahors La Marguerite  |  4 in stock  |  $44.99 Dagueneau, Didier 2007 Jurancon Jardins de Babylon Petit Manseng  |  2 in stock  |  $89.99 Dagueneau, Didier 2009 Jurancon Jardins de Babylon Petit Manseng  |  3 in stock  |  $89.99 Dague... Read More

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  • Chateau Haut-Monplaisir "Prestige" Cahors 2012


    This was a truer expression of the terroir than anything, which is why I like malbec from Cahors. Blackberry, pepper, short bursts of florals as you swirl. The tannic structure is soft, but notiible and is balanced by good acidity. Well done - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Had these yesterday in a side by side tasting with a couple of friends that ... that ... Malbec - both from Cahors - it's home - and Argentina - the largest producer of the grape, plus we had one guy who doesn't know s__t about the grape, so he's input was really valued, but he couldn't understand why.These wines were dramatically different. ... Read More

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  • Me either but Stephen has a point. A lot of the 1997 Napa wines didn't fare ... ... I'm drinking a 1999 Cahors at the moment and it's pretty great. Says 12.5. Mostly Cot with a good splash of Merlot. Retained a lot of acidity but added some complexity from the maturing process.I liked it less when it was young.Thanks for posting those JD.&nbs Read More

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  • If I were within reach of NYC on that date I would *definitely* be ... Chateau Combel-la-Serre, Cahors; Dominik Sona, Koehler-Ruprecht, Pfalz; Gernot Kolman, Immich-Batterieberg, Mosel; Theo Zierock, Foradori, Trentino; Allesandra Bera, Bera & Figli, Piemonte; Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia; Elena Pantaleoni, La Stoppa, Emilia-Romagna; Francesca P... Read More

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  • I'd put the Cahors and Salice as the top 2. Don't expect much out of 13' Bordeaux but I do recommend 20-4 heartily. Read More

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  • Chateau Haut-Monplaisir "Prestige" Cahors 2012


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    Wine review by docdom

  • Just a 4 pack today:2 from France, really curious about the Cahors - I've had a few from there but is was given a high 5 by a man I trust (Used to manage an entire level at the old Sam's in Chicago.)I am not a big J. Carr fan, suppose that's because the entry levels are all that are available, but a couple of friends in Long Beach said this is g... Read More

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  • 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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