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2018 Cahors

Clos La Coutale

If the 2017 vintage of Clos La Coutale’s Cahors underscored how Malbec in this part of the world trends to the more rustic, dark, and spicy, the 2018 vintage is here to remind us of Cahors’ proximity to Bordeaux. There is refinement here as well as the notes of plums, leather, and tobacco we commonly associate with that exalted region to the west. This bottling is the haut bourgeois’ country cousin.

Tom Wolf

$17.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot
Appellation: Cahors
Country: France
Region: Southwest
Producer: Clos La Coutale
Winemaker: Philippe Bernède
Vineyard: 60 ha
Soil: Gravel, Limestone, Clay
Aging: Aged in foudre and 1-2 years old barrels from Bordeaux grand cru for one year before bottling
Farming: Traditional
Alcohol: 14.5%

I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.

Inspiring Thirst, page 171

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