Château Lamartine Cahors
Vines from 20 to 45 years on clay-siliceous (30%), clay-limestone (50%) and limestone (20%) terroirs – 2nd, 3rd and 4th terrace of Lot Valley. Yield 50 Hl/ha.
Traditional method in stainless steel tanks, maceration during 22 days.
Ageing in concrete tanks (60%), oak vats and oak barrels (40%). Bottling from 20 months.
Dark garnet red color, the density announces a lot of concentration confirmed by the nose. First, it gives off ripe red fruits and sweet spices, complemented by dark fruits notes. The harmony of all is remarkable in mouth, it has a nice mache with pleasant astringency.
From 5 to 8 years.
To accompany strongly-favored meat dishes, cheese.
Wine Spectator – “This focused red delivers smoke and mineral undertones flanking the plum and currant flavors, backed by moderate tannins. Accents of bay leaf, spice, violet and black licorice create depth and interest through the energetic finish. Malbec and Merlot.” (90 Pts, #91 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2020“)