2009 Château de Chambert Cahors (Elsewhere $27)

SKU #1248189 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Cellar Selection* A beautifully perfumed wine. It shows an elegant side to Cahors, offering intense and juicy blackberry fruit that override the dark tannins. The wine has weight and power and remains finely proportioned. Age for 4-5 years. (RV)  (6/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Focused and vibrant, with plenty of juiciness to the crushed red fruit flavors, joined by intense raspberry and red currant notes. Powerful dark chocolate accents fill the finish, which offers lots of spice.  (9/2012)

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/15/2016 | Send Email
The Chateau de Chambert is a great pure expression of Cahors. One thing we often miss with Cahors is a little bottle age. Sometimes just a few extra years can soften those tannins and really let what is often a brooding wine truly emerge. Black currants, smoky spice, grilled herbs on the nose and pallet, this is hearty wine in search of hearty fare. Cassoulet anyone?

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