2017 Malbec, Clos La Coutale, Cahors, France
80% Malbec, 20% Merlot. Clos La Coutale is one of the finest producers in Cahors. Philippe Bernard is the sixth generation of his family to oversee the 50-hectare estate in Cahors, a few hundred yards from the Lot River, just west of the town of Cahors. The property was founded 100 years ago by his great-great grandfather, Valmy, and now produces almost 20,000 cases of wine annually.
Blackcurrants, blackberry's and prune notes followed by a soft and elegant palate that has an enticing note of vanilla. This Clos La Coutale wine is matured in barrels and wooden casks for one year in order to obtain a good balance between tannins and fruit.