Château du Cèdre Cahors 2008
91 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: Dense and complex wine, packed with the ripest fruit. It has powerful tannins, although they are easily balanced by the rich plum and damson flavors. The wine is solid, chunky, based on a dry and firm core, ready for aging over 4 years. Malbec. Alcohol 14%. (Mar 2012)
Chateau du Cedre is a producer in the Cahors region of France. The winery was founded in 1956 by Charles Verhaeghe and continues under the direction of his sons Jean-Marc and Pascal. The winery specializes in the regional star grape Malbec (Cot) which is sometimes blended with small percentages of Merlot and Tannat. They practice certified organic farming and production methods.
I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/32646 for a mere £5.50..Cahors is an AOC for malbec based wines from the area around the town of that name in south-west France. about 60 miles north of Toulouse and Chateau du Cedre [ www.chateauducedre.com is regarded as one of the top pro0ducers.It is now owned and run by the brothers Pascal and Jean-Mare Verhaeghed but originally by their grandfather. and has several plots covering 27 hectares and is now fully organic.The wine consists of 90%malbec.5%tannant and 5% merlot and is aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.Like most Cahors it is very dark in colour.It has a liquorice,cherry and blackcurrant fruit taste.I would say it is smooth and mellow and the tannins were fairly soft although there is a dry aftertaste.Overall I would say it is a lovely wine and far better than the last Cahors I had the Chateau la Coustarelle