Cahors may sound like a sneeze, but it’s actually the birthplace of malbec, in the south-west of France. While we’re probably more familiar with Mendozan malbecs these days – the style has quite rightly taken the world by storm for it’s plush, fruit-driven power – the Cahors contingent still make a very strong case for going back to the Old World every once in a while. This has seen lashings of new oak, giving it a robust suit of armour that makes it more than a match for those New World battle-axes. But under the facade lies delicate complexity that you won’t find in Argentina. Think dark florals, lifted liquorice notes, black tea, spices and Mediterranean herbs. The tannins are present but steady, and the acidity lifts the weighty palate with a lick of balsamic tang. Put it down in a cellar and forget about it if you like. It won’t hold it against you.
Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:
– to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $8,000).
– for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700)
Liquor Licence No. 36128660