Chateau Famaey Cahors Malbec

16 Apr

Chateau Famaey Cahors Malbec 2012. 12.5% ABV, $12/bottle.

Color is opaque garnet with purple edging. Nose of black plum, flower cuttings, menthol, and forest floor. In the mouth, dark black fruit, solid acidity, pumice and slate. Medium intensity and finish. A nice entry level Cahors, at an approachable price.

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As spring warms up, I grabbed this to pair with late night Mexican and it did not disappoint. I had hoped for complexity and it showed as more singular, which was fine in this context. A fairly-valued vin du table, an easy choice to add to the cellar for strong flavors needing good acidity and dark fruit to match.

à votre santé

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