Burnt cassis and tea; astringent. Tannins and acid create attractive body, but not getting the fruit and ease I like having with that body in good Cahors. Liked 09 from this producer better.
Cahors is the historic home of the Malbec grape and the limestone hillsides along the Lot river provide the perfect undergirding to the exuberant dark fruit this grape gives. The Burc family, currently Jean-Luc and daughters Anne and Emmanuelle, has run the estate since the 15th century. Their Cahors blends Malbec with 15% Merlot and has layers of ripe black fruits, pepper, leather, earth, and stony tannin.