Domaine Du Théron, Prestige Malbec Cahors 2011, France
Tasting Note: This Cahors malbec tastes as though it was made in a Loire Valley cabernet franc style but with malbec grapes.
Deep purple in color this wine has an earthy, aromatic nose of black and red fruit including black plum, black currant, blackberry, raspberry and red cherry; there are also subtle aromas of leather and vanilla-infused cedar.
On the palate the medium-bodied malbec presents understated, just-ripened black fruit under a layer of velvety, medium-plus tannin with some chalk on the finish.
This wine combines Old World fruit-restraint with New World-expected smoothness.
Bottle Note: This Cahors is produced from a family vineyard composed of limestone and clary soil, located in the heart of the Cahors area, in the picturesque village of Prayssac. The vineyards have been in the hands of the Pelvillain family for over a century, and today is managed by three brothers. Our prestige cuvee is made from a selection of very old vines, and is the end result of great care and passion for the terroir. The wine is full and robust, but has a great finesse. Serve at room temperature with red meat, game or cheese. 100% malbec.
Importer: HB Wine Merchants, New York, New York
Tasting Date: June 14, 2016
This wine was submitted for review.