WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    95% Malbec, 5% Merlot
  • APPELLATION
    Cahors, France
  • ALCOHOL
    13.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    20% of the wine (the richest tanks) aged 16 to 18 months in 2 year-old French oak barrels.

Cahors: The Other Malbec Wine Region - Discover More About Cahors in this Forbes Article!

Wine Enthusiast: This new release of the Cèdre entry-level wine is packed with ripe, jammy black fruits backed by a judicious core of tannins. The main thrust though is fruitiness, with acidity to balance. Drink from 2020.

Pascal Verhaeghe and his brother, Jean-Marc, bring a welcome refinement to the wines of picturesque Cahors, located about an hour and a half east of Bordeaux. Their father began making wines at Château du Cèdre in the 1970s, and the fun-loving sons took over in the 1990s, banning all herbicides and chemicals, and adopting a domaine motto: “Move forward, experience new ways.”

Cahors wines are made predominantly from Malbec and known for being powerful, rich and dark. Pascal and Jean-Marc build on these terroir-driven qualities to produce wines that are very polished and remarkably balanced. These wines are quite approachable when young, but they also age exceptionally well.

The estate’s signature cedar tree also graces the labels of their Cedrus wines. The well-priced reds and whites are a great introduction to the wines of southwest France.

TASTING NOTES 

With its slender body and its seductive bouquet of spices, white chocolate and black, concentrated fruit, this pure Malbec exposes as a great seducer. But it’s a true lady, elegant and refined, full of grace and sensuality.