Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors 2008

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88 points Wine Spectator: Offers a fruity aroma, with plenty of snap to the red plum, berry and licorice flavors. Well-balanced and focused, with a finish of dark chocolate. Drink now through 2014. (10/15/10) The blend is 70% Malbec (known locally as Cot), the traditional grape of the region, blended with 15% Merlot which gives finesse and bouquet, and 15% Tannat which gives it its aging potential. A well-contructed wine with astonishing elegance and red fruit with spicy overtones. This wine accompanies duck, red meat and tasty cheeses perfectly.

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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 the valley amid the meanders of the river Lot. Its soil is particulary suitable for vines, for it contains gravels, silicates and limestone clays. Because of the lie of the land, facing south-west, the estate is sheltered from the cold winds that blow from the "Causse" region (an upland plateau), a... Read more
The Clos La Coutale, a 60 hectares estate spreads over a stretch of land on the alluvial floor of the valley amid the meanders of the river Lot. Its soil is particulary suitable for vines, for it contains gravels, silicates and limestone clays. Because of the lie of the land, facing south-west, the estate is sheltered from the cold winds that blow from the "Causse" region (an upland plateau), and consequently it enjoys a micro-climate which ensures that the vines and their fruit ripen fully early in the season. The vine-plants belong to the two types that are traditionnaly used in the making of the Cahors wine : COT or MALBEC. This is the basic vin-plant, 80%. Its round grapes, their thick skin, rich in colouring matter and in tanin, lend character to this laying-down wine. Merlot. Up to 20%, it tones down the youthful hardness of Cahors wine, and it improves the bouquet. Read less

Member Reviews for Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors

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Snooth User: bosoxfan23
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4.00 5
06/09/2011

Dark purple with a strong aroma berry - pepper oak tastes mixed with red fruit - very enjoyable


Snooth User: Steve Peter
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3.50 5
09/03/2011

Appearance is dark ruby with a slight brick color to the rim. The nose is dark cherries with a hint of plum. Flavor is dark cherries, blueberries, pepper and a bit of tobacco. Overall a beautiful and elegant wine.


Snooth User: JLBetsworth
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4.00 5
01/17/2011

Great smooth, flavorful red wine


Snooth User: awsjules
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3.50 5
01/27/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/28/2010

Astonishing elegance, red fruit with spicy overtones. A well-constructed wine. Clos La Coutale can be drunk young thanks to its good fruit, but has great aging potential, between 10-20 years.


External Review
09/23/2011

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88 points Wine Spectator: Offers a fruity aroma, with plenty of snap to the red plum, berry and licorice flavors. Well-balanced and focused, with a finish of dark chocolate. Drink now through 2014. (10/15/10) The blend is 70% Malbec (known locally as Cot), the traditional grape of the region, blended with 15% Merlot which gives finesse and bouquet, and 15% Tannat which gives it its aging potential. A well-contructed wine with astonishing elegance and red fruit with spicy overtones. This wine accompanies duck, red meat and tasty cheeses perfectly.

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