Chateau Labarrade Malbec 2016, Cahors

Malbec Malbec
Southwest, France

$13.85 (553933)

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Malbec, once planted widely in France, is now only found in quantity in the Cahors wine region to the south of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Malbec has long anchored the Cahors region but feedback from its success in Argentina is circling back to France....

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

The fact that a wine from Cahors is using "Malbec" on the label indicates that these producers are trying to capture some of the consumers of Argentine Malbec. To my taste, this still firmly leans to the model of Cahors from the past. Lean, savoury, and much less fruit than Argentine Malbec. A bit tannic and finishing with tart acidity. Not alot of joy here on its own, but works well with food. Tasted June 2019.

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