Chateau Lamartine Cuvee Particuliere Cahors Malbec 2018 97D
Cahors, France is the birth place of Malbec. Chateau Lamartine has been producing this wine from one of the oldest terraces overlooking the Lot River. This top Cuvee Particuliere comes from 40 to 60 year old vines grown on clay-limestone soil. Aging and cement tanks and large oak barrels from 12-14 months provides complexity and wines suitable for aging.
The area around Cahors produces wine, primarily robust and tannic red wine. Wine from the Cahors must be made from at least 70% Malbec (also called Cot).
During the Phylloxera crisis in the 1870’s, our ancestors were stone cutters and built the village houses. One of them was the Château Lamartine house in 1883.
The house was built in place of a century year old oak tree which was sheltering the Martine amorous meetings… which gave the name of Château Lamartine.
After 40 vintages, increasing by 3 the size of the vineyard, and a few millions of bottles selling in the worldwide, Alain gave the hand to his children, Lise and Benjamin.
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Dark, aromatic nose with black fruit pudding, savoury black olive and smoked thyme. Dense and complexly layered palate opening up to juicy acidity and classy tannin. Very long and full of energy.
Complex and expressive, the nose reveals aromas of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) and black fruits (blackberry) supported by a fine woody vanilla note. We find these aromas embellished with liquorish, in an ample, powerful and suave palate, backed by velvety tannins. A friendly and generous Cahors perfect to pair with duck, goose, game and cheese.
This is a ripe, polished wine. Wood aging brings a perfumed character to the bold black fruits from old vines. The wine has heft and richness while keeping a succulent character. This estate is situated in the west of the Cahors appellation on the north bank of the Lot River 90% Malbec 10% Tannat 13.5Alc.
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