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.