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|This “special cuvée” is elaborated with old vines (40 to 55 years), giving the wine a rich structure and a deep black purple colour, typical from Cahors wines. It shows a very complex nose of red and black fruit, toast and spices with minty notes. On the palate, it is a full-bodied red with multiple aromas and a beautiful finish. Already delicious, it will definitely benefit cellaring a couple of years to reveal its full potential.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Domain||Château Lamartine||Eye||Deep black purple|
|Vintage||2010||Nose||Complex nose of toast, spices, red fruits and mint|
|Appellation||Cahors||Mouth||Full-bodied red with multiple aromas and a beautiful finish.|
|Grapes||Malbec (90%) Tannat (10%)||Open||1 hour before|
|Save this full-bodied red for a fine meal with marinated red meat, game and mature cheese.|
|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*
About the wine
Le Guide Hachette des Vins:
"The special Cuvée 2010 includes 10% Tannat alongside Malbec; it spent fourteen months in barrel. It was selected for its nose of cherry in brandy and cocoa, and its powerful mouth that also request some patience (at least two years)."
Gault & Millau: 15/20
"The concentration of Cahors all in the matter. Its cassis notes are both flattering and powerful. The aromatic structure is beautiful and consistent. The soft and melted tannins are currently not present but have a little patience!"
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Soil||Clay and limestone|
|Age of vines||40 to 55 years old|
|Maturing||20 months in concrete vats and oak barrels|