Clos La Coutale is a deeply spicy wine with heady scents of black fruits combined with an incredibly smooth, caressing structure.
With a single sip it sinks the old image of Malbec as the ‘black wine of Cahors’.
With 20% Merlot softening and smoothing it out, Clos La Coutale has more in common with the Bordeaux wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion, made not far to the north.
It’s also drier and more savoury than the Argentinian Malbecs that have become popular in recent years. It’s the model on which they’re based – the original and still the best.