Wine Enthusiast 2020 – Wines tasted and scored by Roger Voss
juillet 20, 2020
Prieuré de Cenac 2018
From a vineyard at one of the highest points of Cahors, this wine is impressive in both richness and mineral structure. Big tannins permeate the wine and demand time to soften. When they do, this wine will shine. Drink from 2022.
Latis Grande Reserve Malbec 2018
Latis, in the local dialect, means light and this wine pays homage to the luminous skies of Cahors. Mind you, there are only dark colors in this wine that accord with the dense tannins and rich black fruits. Still young and developing a balance between fruit and structure, the wine needs to age. Drink from 2023.
Calos Grande Reserve Malbec 2018
With rich tannins and equally ripe fruit, this powerful wine offers concentration and a rich texture. Black-plum flavors give a juicy side to the wine, adding a fruity element to the aging potential. Drink from 2022.
La Vierge 2018
With its emphasis on jammy fruits and rounded tannins, this wine brings a new emphasis to Malbec in Cahors. Its dark texture is balanced by ripe fruits, smoky acidity and the juicy, succulent aftertaste. Drink the wine from 2022.
Château du Perry 2018
Dark, firm and structured while also having generous jammy and ripe black fruits, this wine is well structured. Richness is balanced by great swathes of surging fruit and perfumed acidity. Drink the wine from 2022.
Château de Grézels 2018
Rich chocolate and licorice flavors have a strongly tannic base that will allow this wine to age. Powerful, dark fruits have a streak of acidity that keeps the wine shapely and elegant. It should be allowed to age. Drink from 2022.
Calos Reserve Malbec 2018
Calos is the Celtic word for the stones in the vineyards of Cahors. This wine, with its firm tannins and mineral texture is set for aging. The black fruits and powerful structure are full bodied and dense. Drink the wine from 2021.