From the Cahors region of southwest France. In Cahors, Malbec is known as "Côt", "Côt Noir" or "Auxerrois", so the fact that the label says Malbec tells us a lot about the intended market for this wine. Not to mention that in other than in Alsace, naming a varietal on the label, is usually not a good sign. Of course, its what is in the bottle that count. Ruby in color. The nose is dusty with cherry hard candy. On the palate, this has sour cherry candy with slight plums. Light tannins. Good acidity. A short to medium finish. This is made to drink now, with BBQ or on its own. Noth
This is 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot from southwest France. Purple in color, ruby swirls. The nose is dusty with plums. Some cherries come out later. On the palate, this is a bit reticent. Some cherries. Firm tannins. This could use a few years of cellaring. Good acidity. Would work well with food especially heavier dishes.