2008 Château La Caminade "La Commandery" Cahors
Toasty aromas are followed by intense black plum fruits twisted with tannins and polished with wood. It’s an impressive, powerful wine, with a complex structure. Firm at this stage, it needs 4¬5 years at least to age.
A blend of 97% Malbec with 3% Tannat, this Cahors is sourced from 30-50 year old vines planted in calcareous clay. The vineyard yields a modest and concentrated crop of grapes which are sorted before pressing and given an extended, temperature-controlled maceration to extract the best of what the fruit has to offer. The wine then spent 12 months in 50% new oak barrels before being bottled.