Cahors, the O.G. of Malbec

If you thought you knew Malbec and have only ever had it from Argentina, think again!

Sometimes it’s good to go to the source, to dig a little deeper. This wine comes from an appellation in France called Cahors (pronounced kah-OHR) where Malbec is king and also called Côt (koh). Malbec is a traditional blending grape in Bordeaux as well, but in Cahors it stands alone.

Grand Chatelain Malbec is spicy and dark, as you would expect, but it has an edge of earth that Argentina frequently exchanges for the more friendly fruity notes.

If you think you know Malbec, come try its moodier French side. It broods but it rewards, and you won’t be disappointed with what you find.

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