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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.
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  • 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...

  • Esprit

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Cahors View all

  • Clos La Coutale

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

  • Domaine Lagrezette

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

  • Château de Haute-Serre

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

  • Domaine du Garinet

    We are a small winery making quality red Cahors wine from 100% malbec, rosé malbec, and chardonna...

  • 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...

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  • Château Lamartine Cahors 2005


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    Wine review by Dave1979

  • Château Leret-Monpezat Cahors 2005


    Deep, high opacity red color. Big nose with ripe, dark fruit and rustic tones. Hits the mouth softly and sets nicely with complex structure of acidity and tannins, stays for a long time with great notes of the dark fruit. This is in the beginning of it's lifespan, I think it easily can take 6-7 years in the cellar. This is a fine Malbec (with 8 ... Read More

    Wine review by 141131henbjo 141131 henbjo

  • Clos la Coutale Cahors 1 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by muscatgirl

  • Château du Cèdre Malbec Cahors Cèdre Heritage 2004


    I LOVED this wine. Big bodied, spicy, supple tannins, concentrated, long finish. Read More

    Wine review by evaem

  • Georges Vigouroux Cahors Château de Mercuès 2004


    This wine is a very deep purple in the glass, I can definitely see how Cahors wine came to be called "black wine". The nose has plum, spice, oak, and a little bit of alcohol. Plum and berry fruit take the forefront on the palate. Very robust, full body with substantial acidity and big, coarse tannins. Everything about the structure of this w... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Matayac Cahors 2006


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    Wine review by shot2pieces

  • Clos Siguier Cahors 2005


    substancial acidity and earthiness balanced with fruit Read More

    Wine review by boris1

  • Clos Siguier Cahors 2006


    dark cranberries,red licorice,white pepper, and a touch of cedar. Medium body, firm tannins,and good finish with a touch of spice. A great value.This wine can compliment a variety of dishes, from zesty pizza to grilled meats. Read More

    Wine review by edub

  • Château Pecot Cahors Tentation 2004


    This baby needs a bit of time in the decanter, but boy does she open up nicely! Lovely deep purplish color, full of fruit and a little must on the nose with a hint of minerality. Tannins are well-structured and provide a long finish. Really enjoyed this, and a refreshing change up from the New World Malbecs. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • Château de Haute-Serre Malbec Blend Cahors 2002


    There's a lot of age on the nose. Good acids in the mouth and nice fruits (plums and bitter cherries), its a touch tart on the finish, and has a really leathery component. Not bad for the price. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

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