Area: AOC Cahors (South-West France region)


Grapes: Malbec (100%)


Farming: Organic (not certified)


Aromatics: Ripe blackberries, prunes, black cherries, blueberries as well as a subtle fresh and vibrant earthiness.


Palate: Very elegant and vibrant after years of ageing in bottle. This wine has smooth fine tannins, and great acidity keeping the wine together and allowing it to age still for a few years. This wine shows both structure and finesse, the length is incredible. This is for us another example of Clos de Gamot greatness, a masterpiece.


About the wine: 18 to 24 months in old oak pungent, with some 40 years old foudres. 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 comparable to some of the best old Barolo or Burgundy.


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, quail.

2005 Clos de Gamot, Cahors, Malbec


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