Clos La Coutale Cahors 2011

Malbec Malbec
Southwest, France

$17.95 (286385)

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March 15, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Earthy, rustic, gnarly and muscular. This is for traditionalists who are fans of the hearty and masculine. Meat and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very ripe and polished, inviting and friendly example of Cahors, benefitting from the softening effects of 20%...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a nicely made, tight, savoury and fruity red with some malbec mulberry fruitiness, nicely in-toned with...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

The friendlier side of Cahors, due to the merlot blended with the malbec. But this doesn’t mean soft. Decent tannins,...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

With its meaty-peppery notes, this comes across initially like a rustic Syrah-based blend from the Midi. But then the fleshy blue/purple fruit and touch of graphite, elegantly presented, pull it back towards Bordeaux, so it ends up like the dichotomous Cahors that it is, more approachable than most. It's the luscious Merlot that softens the blend, the Malbec providing ample structure, and while the deeper flavours end too quickly, leaving cherry tartness and rough, gritty tannins, and while the delicate dichotomy breaks apart, the length is decent and the overall package is rich and compelling.

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