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Staff Pick

Cahors, Clos Siguier - 2015

Item # 23587 750mL
$12.96/ Single Bottle
$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A Malbec from the Cahors region of southwest France. It's fruit-driven but never guilty of excessive extraction, showing surprising aromas of blackcurrant fruit.


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Staff Pick Notes

Malbec, although these days associated with Argentina, was originally grown in France. In fact, as far back as the 12th century, the British praised the "Black Wine of Cahors." The grape didn't make its way to Argentina until the mid-19th century. If you haven't given French Malbec (Côt, in French) a try, I urge you to do so. This Clos Siguier Cahors is a great place to start. It's very approachable, with rich fruit (although not over-extracted) and herbal notes. Plum, cherry, and blackberry, first hinted at on the nose, burst forth with enthusiasm on the palate, accompanied by hints of black tea. Additionally, the tannins are quite smooth, making this an all around very quaffable wine (and a great value too!).

- NGR

Pairing Advice

Aged raw cow's milk cheeses

Here's why it works:

Rich reds with good tannic structure stand up nicely to the cheese .


Astor's Glossary of Terms

Malbec

Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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