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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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Château du Caillau
Dry Red wine
From now to 2020
1 hour before
Duck, beef, lamb, strong cheese
Gravel, silicate, limestone
25 years old
12 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
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. (previous vintage)
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." (previous vintage)
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." (previous vintage)