The second red wine from the Christmas Wine Tasting at the Lion and Lamb and my seventh of the night (wine that is not glass, as I had two glasses of some). Needless to say the tasting notes are getting sparser, it was a miracle I was able to write at all. Please don’t let this be a reflection of the wine, more of my state on inebriation 🤪.
This is a Malbec from the Cahors region in South West France. I generally associate Malbec with Argentina and Chile, who churn out tonnes of the stuff. However I am aware that the grape originates from the South West of France where the wines are considered less fruit forward and more leathery than their Latino cousins. I was therefore quite happy to greeted with the scent of dark berries when sniffing this lovely purple coloured wine.
However I do agree that this wine has a more earthy flavour along with the dark berries. It also has sufficient tannins and acidity for me to get the sour flavour I associate with some red wines, but not overwhelming. A dry wine with medium tannins and acidity, and a surprisingly light body. Not sure why I was surprised, I guess I always assumed French red wines to be heavy.
A decent Malbec but not my favourite. I admit I prefer the fruit led versions from South America. Mind you I gulped it down without any problems.
|Name:||Le Malbec du Clos Triguedina|
|Winery:||Triguedina Jean Luc Baldès|
|Quality Classification:||Apellation D’Origine Protégée|