Malbec Cahors Clos du Colombier AOC 2016
Domaine de Lavaur South West France
Fullness and finesse. Well balanced, juicy blackberries and ripe blueberries with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove aromas and a liquorice finish.
Deep purple in colour, if not quite the famous ‘black wine’ of old, this version of Cahors has a complex aroma of damson, dark plums and hints of mushrooms, plus some rounder vanillin notes from the oak ageing. On the palate, it’s full, satisfying rather than heavy (13%), with a complex palate and a smooth finish. In many ways it has more in common with a New World Malbec in its fruit character and polish but it also has an interesting subtlety and complexity typical of the better French reds. It’s a wine for roast meats, cassoulet, venison and mature cheeses.