Calvet Cahors Malbec 750ml

France 2009

Rating 3.6

£7.99 per bottle

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Inky dark, very earthy but beautifully graceful French dry red. Bags of fruit but balanced with lovely earthy warmth. Terrific winter night wine, and just gorgeous paired up with roast beef or a big warming beef stew. more... In the days of big fruit blockbusters it's sometimes a delight to drink a wine which is true to its roots. This terrific Malbec is old-school, and a little bit more earthy and primal than some of its route 1 fruit-bomb New World cousins. In the 18th century Mabec was nicknamed the 'Black Wine of Cahors' and this one really is black hole dark, but it's packed with fabulous blackcurrant and redcurrant aroma with just a whiff of black olive. Take a glug and you've got to love that crisp acidity and, yes, there's no other way to say it, earthy minerality. Give it a try, and make sure rare slices of roast beef are on the menu.

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  • Not keen on this

    Rating 1.0


    This would have been a good choice for meat, poultry and pasta. Maybe this was just a rough case but it was not at all nice...harsh and although not corked, smelled similar to a corked wine.

  • Rustic French Experience!

    Rating 3.0


    An experience.Good Malbecs are difficult to find in France and need some aging if they are any good...This one is the best I have found for themoney.

  • Classic black Cahors

    Rating 4.0


    Uncorked for about 6 hours which takes away early bitterness and leaves the rich flavours of Malbec.

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