2018 Jean-Luc Baldès "Malbec du Clos" Cahors

SKU #1559716 95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Concentrated nose of hedgerow fruit and violets. Intense on the palate with dark fruit and big, ripe tannins. Finishes long with a backbone of acidity. (DWWA 2021) Inner quote mark (8/2021)

K&L Notes

Etienne Baldès planted his first vineyards at Clos Triguedina in 1830. He had the foresight to plant on some of the best terraces in the Lot Valley which helped the estate weather the storms of phylloxera, severe frosts and economic downturns. Generations later, Jean-Luc Baldès and his wife Sabine run the family estate and have elevated it to one of the greats of Cahors. The Malbec du Clos is Jean-Luc's namesake wine. It is 100% Malbec from the young vines grown on the 2nd terrace, which is known for its calcareous and sandy-clay soils. This cuvée sees no oak, giving you a lively and pure expression of Malbec.

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2021 | Send Email
The Baldes Malbec is a great encapsulation of classic Cahors. A perfume of currants, violets, blackberries and pencil lead permeate the glass. No wood aging makes for a defined and clear style that will be equally pleasing for fans of youthful Bordeaux reds and of course drier styled Malbecs from Argentina. Skirt steak a la plancha? Yes, please!

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