The Wine Front, Gary Walsh: Vintage 2008, 92/100
Category: Medium bodied red.
Area: AOC Cahors (Cahors region)
Grapes: Malbec (100%)
About the wine: 18 to 24 months in old oak pungent with some 40 years old foudre. The tradition continues, with the focus on bottle maturation remaining. “A wine, like a person,” says Yves, “should have a personal story to tell over time.” These are incredible wines compared with age to some of the best old Barolo or Burgundy wines.
Taste like: Deep Malbec wine. Dense even if it is soften by the years, this old Cahors is looking very elegant and vibrant today. Ripe blackberries, prunes, black cherries, blueberries, this wine has smooth fine tannins, great acidity keeping the wine together. This wine shows both structure and finesse, the lengh is impressive. This is for us another example of Clos de Gamot greatness, a masterpiece.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 20-25 years.
Service: 15-16 degrees C. Cabernet glass. No decanting when old.
Food match: Black truffle or mushroom dishes, slow cooked game, quale.