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Interesting Cahors from Château Combel-la-Serre


The wines from Château Combel-la-Serre are like no other I have tried from Cahors.  These are bright and fresh versions of Malbec.  You should try both wines for they are quite different from each other.  The 2016 Château Combel-la-Serre, “Le Pur Fruit du Causse”, Cahors is youthful and grapey yet backed by density.  On the other hand the 2015 Château Combel-la-Serre, Cahors is floral and herbal in flavor rather than fruity.  The 2016 is the wine to drink this year whereas I suggest you cellar the 2015 until the next year.  This pair of wines offers good value for the money.  Pick them up at MacArthur Beverages.

2016 Château Combel-la-Serre, “Le Pur Fruit du Causse”, Cahors – $15
Imported by Louis/Dressner.  This wine is 100% Malbec sourced from 35 year old vines aged one year in cement tanks.  Alcohol 12.5%.  The bright red flavors reveal density and minerality.  The wine is a touch citric with fresh acidity and youthful, grapey flavor.  This is a fun, almost quenching wine.  **(*) Now – 2019.

2015 Château Combel-la-Serre, Cahors – $20
Imported by Louis/Dressner. This wine is 100% Malbec sourced from 40 year old vines aged one year in stainless steel then a second year in used French oak barrels.  Alcohol 13%.  This is more herbal that fruity with exotic tea, floral notes, and polished wood.  There is juicy acidity and a fine vein of structure throughout.  Fresh and approachable but with some potential to further open up with age. **(*) 2019 – 2023.

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  1. February 15, 2018 at 7:47 am

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