Benjamin du Château Lamartine 2012 - Cahors

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The second wine from Château Lamartine is a very nice easy to drink Cahors. The fairly high proportion of Merlot for a Cahors (20%) makes it round and really accessible. It shows a very decent complexity for this price range with flavours of fresh red fruit and some wooden notes on the finish. A great choice to discover the appellation for a very decent price.
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Lamartine Eye Red cherry
Vintage 2012 Nose  Aromas of red fruits and liquorice
Appellation Cahors Mouth Silky texture with round and elegant tannins, aromas of fresh red fruits
Area South West   and wooden notes on the finish
Colour Red Drink from Now
Grapes Malbec (80%) Merlot (20%) Drink before 2016
Type Dry Open  1 hour before
    Drinking temperature 17°C
Food pairing
An easy drinking Cahors to open during a meal with any type of grilled meat
A word about the domain
Château Lamartine has been in the same family for generations. Alain Gayraud's Grandfather, Edouard Sérougne, had a key role in the region, as he was the founder of the first union of Cahors, aiming at defending and promoting Cahors wines. Today, Alain Gayraud makes the most of his beautiful terroir, mixing modern techniques and respect of the environment. He his one of the most respected winemakers in Cahors.
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2*
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Clay and limestone
Yield 50 hl/ha
Harvest Manual
Maturing 18 months in concrete vats and oak barrels
Bottled April 2014
Alcohol 12.5%


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