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2011 vintage from Château du Cèdre #Cahors now available

14 February 2014, by Sebastian Nickel

The 2011 vintage was very contrasted and untypical, similar to 1990, with a very sunny spring, almost blistering, and a rainy summer, which slowed down the impressive headstart in the vine’s ripeness. Some nice weather in September permitted to harvest healthy and balanced grapes in early October. After careful vinification and two years of ripening in oak casks, concrete tanks and bottles, we are proud to present the wines of the 2011 vintage.

Château du Cèdre Cahors 2011
Rich and spicy, with charming generosity. While sour cherry, laurel and black olives predominate the nose, the wine tastes medium-bodied and round on the palate, with smooth tannins and crispy acidity.

Le Cèdre Cahors 2011
Both powerful and elegant, with hints of smoke, tobacco and sweet spices, like cinnamon and star anise, and lots of ripe, black fruit. Great tannin structure, dense and delicious, wrapped into mellowness and carried by straight, mineral acidity. Impressively balanced, velvety and persistent…

“Straight and tasteful, a great homage to the definition of wine! Tight and savoury, you can’t but admire its slender fullness, fine structure and elegance. Exceptional wine.”
La Revue du vin de France, June 2012

GC Cahors 2011
Astonishing like always, the GC assembles a great diversity of fragrances with ease: minerality and white pepper, black fruits and camphor, roast aromas and violet. Powerful but not intrusive, the nose already offers high tasting pleasure, promising an interesting development for the years to come. On the palate it’s majestic, generous and tasty, with savoury and spicy tannins and a hint of “saltiness”, conferring a surprising airiness to the wine. A wine to follow for many years…



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