Vinified by Michel Rolland, this cuvée is made from a demanding selection of the best plots.
Time has worked wisely and the tannic structure has softened, giving today a velvety wine with a full and rich mouthfeel with aromas of truffle, candied fruit, menthol ...
A great classic Cahors, a rarity when ripe!
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Dame Honneur 2004
France - Sud-ouest
A star estate in the Cadurcien vineyard, acquired in 1985 by businessman Alain-Dominique Perrin (Cartier). It is renowned for the characteristic architecture of its 16th century manor house, with its pepperbox towers, sloping roofs and dovecote, also for its wine heritage (88 ha), exploited since the 16th century. and above all for its ambitious wines!
The Dame Honneur cuvée is a demanding selection of the best plots. The result is spectacular and gives all its letters of nobility to the Malbec grape. A wine for aging, it can age and improve for more than 20 years. The Cuvée Dame Honneur draws its aromas from the oldest vines of the Domaine, planted on the third terraces of the Lot and on the Causse. The very delicate berries are harvested and sorted by hand. After vinification, the cuvée is aged for 24 months in new oak barrels, before being blended by winemaker Michel Rolland, then bottled at the Château.
90% malbec (Côt) and 10% merlot.
This Lady Honor, who married Malbec and Merlot (10%), has had twenty-four months of barrel aging, from which she inherited a deep color with tiled reflections and a full nose of red fruits, truffles and fruits. candied, menthol, nuanced by a discreet oak. On the palate, peppery and liquorice notes accompany the ample flesh supported by still perceptible tannins. Time has operated wisely and this framework has softened, giving today a velvety wine with a full and rich mouthfeel. A great classic Cahors, a rarity when ripe!
Full-bodied red wine for aging
Food and wine :
Roasted rack of lamb with garlic, compote of red peppers. Wagyu beef t-bone in a black garlic crust and pardailhan turnip roasted in marrow.
Aging potential in your cellar:
75 cl - 13% volume
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation.
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|Region:||South West Wines|
|Naming of wines :||Cahors|
|Color :||Red wine|
|Type of farming:||conventional agriculture|
|Keep :||Childcare potential of 8 years and over|
|Style of wines :||Bodied red wine|
|The advice of guides :||Bettane - Desseauve, Hachette wine, Parker, French Wine Review|