90% Malbec, 5% Tannat, 5% Merlot. This is a Malbec grape
wine from Cahors in Southwest France.
Cahors is one of the oldest French Appelelation Controlée
Regions. It is the origin of the famous Malbec grape
that is now the standard of Argentinean and Chilean wines.
But these Cahors wines are from vines that are sometimes
hundreds of years old and grown by the same winemaking
families who made wine for Pope John XXII Who was born
in Cahors, and ruled the Catholic Church from 1316 to
1334. Often called "black" wines for their depth of color.
This Cahors is created by Pascal Verhaeghe famous owner
of Chateau du Cedre. Aged in Oak Barrels for 20 months,
creating a fullbodied complex rich Red. This is the
second wine of Pascal’s world famous “Le Cedres” 100% Malbec.
***A personal note: This is one of the first wines I
drank on my many trips to the Soutwest of France, It is
one of my First Loves of Wine. If you love a full bodied
red at a reasonable price, this wine is for you.