Château du Cayrou

Cahors Malbec Merlot

8.712 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Cahors, Southwest France, France
Malbec, Merlot
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Organic vineyards planted in the 1970’s. Dry and earthy w/ some cassis fruit. Love the value here.

Organic vineyards planted in the 1970’s. Dry and earthy w/ some cassis fruit. Love the value here.

Feb 25th, 2021
Benjamin Shirk

McCarthy & Schiering, $17

Weak nose, but pleasant dark fruit and a touch of earth/wood. Immediately hit with a bright freshness that is very different to the only other Malbecs I've had from Argentina - this isn't rich and jammy at all. Very easy to drink, fruity - blackberry/plum with a touch of wood even though this wine isn't oaked at all, medium tannins, really well balanced. Quite liked it and definitely piqued my interest in more French Malbec, but for the price I'd hoped for a little more.

McCarthy & Schiering, $17

Weak nose, but pleasant dark fruit and a touch of earth/wood. Immediately hit with a bright freshness that is very different to the only other Malbecs I've had from Argentina - this isn't rich and jammy at all. Very easy to drink, fruity - blackberry/plum with a touch of wood even though this wine isn't oaked at all, medium tannins, really well balanced. Quite liked it and definitely piqued my interest in more French Malbec, but for the price I'd hoped for a little more.

Oct 7th, 2021
Sarah Worner

Still too young, could use a bit more aging and needed at least 30 minutes to open up and breathe. Still nice and good value.

Still too young, could use a bit more aging and needed at least 30 minutes to open up and breathe. Still nice and good value.

Apr 11th, 2021
Tyann Smith

Definitely juicy! A little bitter on the nose, medium bodied, tannic, slightly jammy

Definitely juicy! A little bitter on the nose, medium bodied, tannic, slightly jammy

Jan 3rd, 2020
Bridget Meagher

Old friend. 2014 still young.

Old friend. 2014 still young.

Nov 7th, 2019
Andrew Schirmer

Cherry and earth, tannic. Fantastic with food.

Cherry and earth, tannic. Fantastic with food.

Aug 27th, 2019
Audrey Zigmond

LSAT with Drunk Dave

LSAT with Drunk Dave

Feb 8th, 2019
Carly

This wasn’t a Merlot but keeping for tracking; delish 2nd wine at Vernick post Vice!

This wasn’t a Merlot but keeping for tracking; delish 2nd wine at Vernick post Vice!

Dec 27th, 2018
Chico

Chico had this 3 years ago

Chico had this 3 years ago

Mar 14th, 2020
John Happel

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Sep 3rd, 2019