Vignobles Pelvillain Inspiration Plot 7.9 Cahors 2014 – A French Malbec

Inspiration, Plot 7.9 Cahors 2014, France, Wine Casual

Vignobles Pelvillain, Inspiration, Plot 7.9 Cahors 2014, France

Tasting Note: This malbec from Cahors is done in a tart, red style that’s different from the ripe-fruit style you’re likely familiar with from Argentina.

Deep purple to ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of black currant, red cherry, red plum and vanilla baking spice.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied malbec expresses tart red fruit on the attack followed by grippy, medium-plus tannin that emerges mid-palate through to a slightly, under ripe, red-fruit infused finish.

Yep, this is malbec the way they do it in France – something to sample to see if you like.

Bottle Note: Grower Didier Pelvillain, comes from a family involved in winemaking since the 19th century. Number 7 is defined as the symbol of the interaction of human life, laws of nature, and a clear-headed passion for wine making. “7.9” is the plot number from where the grapes have been harvested.

Rating: 88 points
Price: $17
Alcohol: 12.5%
Importer: Tri Vin Imports Inc., Mount Vernon, New York
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: December 19, 2016


  1. Chers Proprietaires de ce vignoble!

    2014 may not have been the best year for this grape. It would be helpful to learn how it compares with a similar Malbec from this region north of Toulouse. I’m letting it rest but, frankly, so far it’s awfully acidic — not appealing to the palate!

    C’est dommage!
    Dagmar Hon
    Waltham, MA
    January 12, 2018


  2. Hi Dagmar,

    That’s great info to have regarding vintage year, especially for those looking for Cahors from 2014. Letting malbec from that area sit a bit could definitely help soften out some of the acidity – even as underipe red fruit will never ripen in the bottle. Thanks so much leaving a comment and following Cahors.


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