Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors 2009

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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. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 88 points by Fine Wine Review and Wine Spectator, which wrote: 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.

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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

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03/02/2012

Good every day wine. Won't disappoint.


External Reviews for Clos la Coutale Malbec Blend Cahors

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/29/2012

In style, Coutale doesn't make many concessions to Malbec tannins. What you get is an impressively structured, firmly tannic wine, packed also with black fruits. The solid structure and the weight of fruit demand aging for at least 5 years. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from S W France in France. 2009 Clos la Coutale Cahors 750ml


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Source: The Wine Buyer
10/20/2011

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
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/15/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from S W France in France. 2009 Clos la Coutale Cahors 750ml


External Review
08/31/2011

Enjoy the generosity of 80% Malbec combined with the finnesse and roundness of 20% Merlot. Philippe Bernede is proud to introduce to you the results of six generations of savoir faire, his passion for the wine, and his unique terroir in the southwest of France.



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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. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 88 points by Fine Wine Review and Wine Spectator, which wrote: 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.

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