In many French wine-growing regions grape harvest was rather small in 2013. For this reason, the vintage remained almost unnoticed by the press. This is a pity, because it contains some jewels, which can be enjoyed already, or can still be stored for a few years in the cellar. I therefore recently opened a bottle from this vintage of the first cuvée of the Verhaeghe brothers from Cahors. Made from 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot and Tannat, the wine has been considered as a great classic from Cahors for years.
The 2013 shows the typical Cahors scent of black berries, sour cherries and cinnamon, along with some chocolate and smoke. On the palate, freshness and fresh fruit, marked by black currants, mixed with spices and cedar. The tannins are dense and fine, the finish is long and fresh, with slight, pleasant bitterness. A harmonious and characteristic wine. I love this wine because of its pleasant freshness and typical and rich aroma. Enjoy it now or store it for up to five years in the cellar.
FOOD MATCHES FOR HERBIVORES: As a real terroir wine, it loves mushrooms and roots. Make a tasty vegetable pan of carrots, celery and porcino mushrooms, seasoned with black pepper and marjoram, accompanied by basmati rice and a few walnuts.
FOOD MATCHES FOR CARNIVORES: Lamb chop with honey and thyme, grilled sausage, marinated BBQ pork ...