2015 Château Haut-Monplaisir "Prestige" Cahors

SKU #1533099 92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark With vines on the third terrace above the river Lot, this estate occupies one of the top sites in Cahors. This wine provides a good example of the finesse from the property, never overpowering although still with structure and intense black fruits. Drink from 2021. (RV) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

K&L Notes

Cahors, the ancestral home of Malbec, has experienced a renaissance in recent years. In its heyday, the wines of Cahors held more prestige than those of its neighbors in Bordeaux, but when phylloxera struck in the late 19th century, it took decades for the region to make a comeback. Long overlooked, the region has quietly modernized and advanced and one of the best wineries to emerge in this new wave is Château Haut-Monplaisir. Cathy and Daniel Fournié (and now daughter Mathilde) of Château Haut-Monplaisir farm 75 acres organically in the Lot Valley on what is known as the third terrace of the valley floor, the highest and the best by virtue of its well-drained soils. All of Haut-Monplaisir's wines are composed of 100% Malbec staying true to the distinctive nature of the grape variety. The "Prestige" is brought up in a mix of new and used oak barrels. The wine is bottled unfined and usually with little to no filtration. It is the most classic example with its deep flavors of currants, spices, and minerals. (Certified Organic)

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