2016 Château Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Prestige
Cathy and Daniel Fournié of Château Haut-Monplaisir farm 74 organically-certified acres in Cahors, the ancestral home of the black Malbec grape. Malbec was cultivated here during Gallo-Roman times long before Bordeaux became established, and it made Cahors’ reputation. Today Cahors is in the midst of a renaissance, but even so its vineyard acreage is only 15% of what it was in the mid-1800s. For Château Haut-Monplaisir, the Prestige is their mid-tier cuvée, raised in mix of new and old barrels, both 225L and 600L demi-muids. Full, meaty, smoky, long and balanced. This is 100% organically-farmed Malbec with bottle age. This is ready to go!