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Chateau les Bouysses Cahors 1998

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/126114 for £10. Cahors is an appellation created in 1971,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for red wines only made of a minimum of 70% malbec [known as cot or auxerrois in these parts] from seven communes around the town of Cahors in the valley of the river Lot about 100 miles east of Bordeaux.Chateau les Bouysses is a well known producer in this appellation.My bottle consists of 85% malbec,10% merlot and 5% tannat and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my chicken supper.It was very dark in colour and almost black.I thought it full bodied with some bramble and blackberry style fruit with soft and smooth tannins but plenty of structure and also a suggestion of coffee,cigar box or smoke especially on the finish.In short, this is a lovely wine that went well with the chicken and easily the equal of some of the better [and more expensive] Bordeaux

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Château Les Bouysses:
This place was founded as a priory in 1232 but became a winery in 1745. After the French revolution church property was confiscated and the mayor of Mercues, Francois Agar, aquired it.In 1823 he sold it to his nephew Jean-Michel Agar Count of Mosbourg who built most of the present buildings. The Marre family bought it in 1933 and in 1973 they restarted viticulture planting 30 hectares of vines.The Chateau itself is now an upmarket hotel.

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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11/23/2017

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/126114 for £10. Cahors is an appellation created in 1971,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for red wines only made of a minimum of 70% malbec [known as cot or auxerrois in these parts] from seven communes around the town of Cahors in the valley of the river Lot about 100 miles east of Bordeaux.Chateau les Bouysses is a well known producer in this appellation.My bottle consists of 85% malbec,10% merlot and 5% tannat and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my chicken supper.It was very dark in colour and almost black.I thought it full bodied with some bramble and blackberry style fruit with soft and smooth tannins but plenty of structure and also a suggestion of coffee,cigar box or smoke especially on the finish.In short, this is a lovely wine that went well with the chicken and easily the equal of some of the better [and more expensive] Bordeaux




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