Before Argentina stole the limelight, Cahors’ winemakers made the world’s finest Malbecs. Crafted from fruit sourced in the region’s highest terraces, this oak matured red boasts 10 years’ age and is mellow, subtle and complex like fine, old claret.
"Don't expect the sweet ripeness of New World Malbec, this is a mellow French Malbec. A rare classic"
Jean-Marc Sauboua Buyer for SW France
They’ve been raising quality reds in the chalky clay soils of Cahors since Roman times. The Romans quickly saw that the region’s production surpassed wines they were making in Italy and soon the wines of Cahors were being enjoyed throughout the empire. Today, the appellation is still renowned for the quality of its big, rich reds and the grape’s inherent tannins have been tamed, as you’ll discover with this magnificent Malbec. It’s crafted by consultant oenologist Eric Filipiak, whose grandparents moved to France from Poland between the two world wars. Water was the norm to drink at home but Eric developed a fascination for wine and is now a veteran of over 30 vintages. Drinking perfectly now, Château Quattre is ideal with duck or lamb.
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