Cosse Maisonneuve Combal Cahors 2019

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Created in 1999, Domaine Cosse et Maisonneuve is the result of the combination of two talented oenologists and winemakers: Matthieu Cosse and Catherine Maisonneuve. Matthieu (winemaker) is a graduate of the Institute of Enology in Bordeaux, and Catherine (oenologist) holds a BTS viticulture and oenology in Blanquefort.

15 years ago, they took over a 5 hectare estate in Prayssac, a short distance from Cahors, planted with old vines of Malbec and set out to make wines that are the antithesis of the rustic image of Cahors. Their very first vintage was a cuvée called Les Laquets, but they quickly expanded the range of their wines, creating separate cuvées to reflect the identity of the different terroirs of the estate.

A copious, mouth-filling and rich wine. A palette of spices that's almost ras el hanout. Dark chocolate and currant. Warm and tannic, but never astringent, never heady. A mouth of licorice notes, evergreen, and a perfect texture. From a majority of Malbec (+90%), this superb Cahors offers great value! Charming typical nose that displays black berries enhanced by graphite, animal and earthy scents. Good extract and structure, well balanced, velvety tannins, with some potential.  The fan of Malbec and Cahors will be satisfied. Already quite pleasant, it should age well for a couple of years (2 to 4 yrs). Barbecued sausages should match perfectly.