Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cedre Heritage Cahors 2005 wine review by (PB)

Been drinking and studying wine for over 30 years and this is the first Cahors I have had. Cahors (pronounced Ka-ors) is a region in south west France utilizing the Malbec grape. (And you thought Malbec was only for Argentinians...)

The wine is purple and young with a pronounced nose of plum and a really nice layer of something else I can't peg.

The palate is young and closed and tight and a bit tannic as well as flat. But this should all take care of itself with some breathing not to mention some more bottle age.

Allowing it a couple hours to air out and warm up a bit (it was at cellar temperature of 55 degrees F.) dried cherries are front and center in the bouquet with some pepper on the palate with some stingy fruit. This wine has loads of potential but it is just too immature. Raise a glass and lay another one down. It was $15 and a fun first time.

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