(2013 Vintage) Clos La Coutale consists of Malbec and Merlot. The average yield of 45 hl allows a good maturity and consistent quality over the years. The wine is made in temperature-controlled vats, regular punching allows good extraction of aromas and fruit. Clos La Coutale is aged in barrels and wood in sight for a year to get a good balance between tannins and fruit
This was my first experience with Cahors but not Malbec in blends. I identified the ripe plum, licorice and chocolate on the nose. On the palate I got nice acidity but chunky tannins and almost sour cherry. Pepper and earth as well. I hate to say but give me a nice Argentinian Mabec or Bonardo instead.
Great buy for 80% malbec 20% merlot! inky dark color oak,anise,vanilla on nose what malbec was intended to taste like! good acid well balanced!
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage)