I must thank Argentina for getting people to drink Malbec; I have to admit it was a grape I was scared of at first. I am also hoping that now people (including me) are not afraid of Malbec that they will go to the source: Cahors! This region of France produces incredible Malbec, almost always blended with some Merlot, at a great price. It’s kind of the poor person’s Bordeaux. Even though Malbec is a very minor grape there (just used for blending), I think these Cahors wines have some of that quality. These wines also drink good for days and would be great with a grilled steak.
2002 Rigal Cahors
It’s 30% Merlot and 70% Malbec and is on the shelf for 10 bucks.
Do you have an account on cellartracker.com?
If so, what is your handle?
I’d love to see what you have in your collection.
I’m sparkling vouvray! Check it out. I just did it from memory but will have a complete inventory soon. Thanks for the mention!