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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

  • Mission

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

  • 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...

  • Auxerrois

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • 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 de Gaudou

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

  • Clos La Coutale

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

  • Château Latuc

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

  • Domaine Lagrezette

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

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  • Very possible Red, that some or many the Malbec vines in Mendoza were grafted from Cahors France. In Cahors, they usually blend in some Merlot which makes it interesting. The wines are typically a little lower in alcohol, maybe a little more tannin and acidity.However, what makes Mendoza a special place for Malbec is the elevation. It's unfortun... Read More

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  • Thank you Duncan. You have created a question in my mind about Cahors France. Isnt the grape in a mendoza Malbec an export from the gapes in cahors ? I think I read somewhere those grapes were nearly wiped out in some natural disaster event like a drought or something but that some precious vines were taken to Argentina and took well to the moun... Read More

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  • Welcome Redagic. I have also enjoyed malbec but most of those I have tried have been from Cahors in France rather than Argentina. Read More

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  • Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors 2008

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  • That's why I said, Fox, when you find a good one. I was surprised first ... ... the first time I had Cahors, by a long shot). By that time I had already had several disgusting Argentines, so I was doubly pleased. A decade or more of so-so French malbec, then a year or two of farcical Mendozas, then a revisit to the backwoods of Cahors and vic... Read More

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  • I had a couple Cavallotto Barolos that certainly smelled, umm, poopy upon ... ... I've had few bottles of Cahors (including another one that smelled poopy, as the vender told me it would) and it didn't float my boat.&nbs Read More

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  • Cahors, Fox. Better than the Cot up the Loire, which is in many cases, however, better than Argentine. Black Cahors can shock you when you find the right one. "Petrol aromatics"?  Is that something desirable?  I would expect a 2003 Zinfandel to be way past its prime by now.Petrol is something common to Riesling at a certain point in its aging. I... Read More

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  • Georges Vigouroux Cahors le Gouleyant 2013

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    Nice smooth wine. Not much to the nose but a nice finish. Perhaps will try with a decanter next time. Read More

    Wine review by dylanjmcdonald


  • I was taught by a chef a couple of generations my elder 'cook with the ... ... even some Cot/Malbec from Cahors. I tend to get creative with that dish, anyway, and sometimes add vegetables that might make a purist blanch, and I try to match those additions to the wine I'm using.This could go on a bit, so perhaps, Diego, you might start another... Read More

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  • Clos la Coutale Cahors 2011

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    At home. From crown. Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


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