Château du Caillau 2015 - AOC Cahors


Cahors is one of the most emblematic appellations in the South West and it’s the obvious choice to discover the region. Sometimes called the “Black Wine” given its dark colour, Cahors wines are mainly made of Malbec, which may be blended with other grapes like Merlot or Tannat. Château du Caillau is a typical Cahors with a modern touch, made to drink young. We love its rich palate loaded with fruit - black cherry, cassis and blueberry. Fleshy tannins are balanced by a nice acidity and oak barrel fermentation enhances the structure. A great pick for amateurs of full-bodied wines!

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château du Caillau
2014
AOC Cahors
South West
Dry Red wine
80% Malbec
20% Merlot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2020
1 hour before
16-18°C
Duck, beef, lamb, strong cheese
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuffChâteau du Caillau
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Gravels, silicate and limestone clays
60 hectares
25 years old
Manual
13.5%
12 months in oak barrels
 FruitComplexity Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say
Wine Enthusiast

88/100 "This big and ripe wine with dense blackberry fruit is concentrated and still young. The firm tannins under its bold fruitiness still need to soften to give a rich and fruity wine. 

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Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 89/100 "Deep, rich and ripe with black cherry and dark plum hints, concentrated and textured palate brimming with alluring black fruit and beautifully soft tannins."

88/100 "Fresh and supple, sporting cherry, olive and spice notes matched with zest and fresh earth details. Dried herb accents and sinewy tannins show on the finish. Drink now through 2020."

 

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Château du Caillau 2015 - AOC Cahors

Château du Caillau 2015 - AOC Cahors

Cahors is one of the most emblematic appellations in the South West and it’s the obvious choice to discover the region. Sometimes called the “Black Wine” given its dark colour, Cahors wines are mainly made of Malbec, which may be blended with other grapes like Merlot or Tannat. Château du Caillau is a typical Cahors with a modern touch, made to drink young. We love its rich palate loaded with fruit - black cherry, cassis and blueberry. Fleshy tannins are balanced by a nice acidity and oak barrel fermentation enhances the structure. A great pick for amateurs of full-bodied wines!