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Crocus Cahors Malbec 2016

Crocus Cahors Malbec 2016

  • 1999

Founded in 2011 by acclaimed Malbec visionary, Paul Hobbs, and 4th generation Malbec de Cahors producer, Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux, Crocus wines are a quest to redefine Malbec in its birthplace, combining old world, ancient terroirs with new world vision. Crocus takes its name from the famed Crocus Sativus flower, prized for producing the spice saffron. The Crocus flower has been grown and harvested in the Cahors region since the 14th century.

Malbec may have been made popular by Argentina, but it is in Cahors, France where it was born.  L’Atelier refers to the artisan's "workshop", where skill, creativity and passion make art. Inspired by the diverse palette of Cahors terroirs, Hobbs and Vigouroux craft this wine from the vineyard deftly revealing a Malbec of structure and elegance, singular to these ancient soils.

Compare this with Paul Hobb's other Malbec from Argentina, Felino.


Wine Notes

Dark garnet color with fresh aromas of violet, cherry blossom and wild flowers seamlessly blended with red and black fruit. The palate is smooth with notes of black cherry, fresh raspberry and ripe blueberry flavors. Long finish with firm tannins and bright acidity. 

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