Malbec, the grape that built Cahors, vinified by the most iconic winemaking family of the region- it’s the stuff of South-West dreams. The wines of Clos de
Gamot are the humble benchmark of Malbec from this area, with the Jouffreau family passing winemaking traditions from father to son since 1610.
It’s a bit of a thumper, with lavish black fruit, a whiff of hedgerow, spice and violets. Full-bodied, volume and flavour turned up, grainy but kind of ‘minerally’ tannin, a cold brew coffee kind of flavour, though likely grape derived, as oak seems to be low key. Finish is ripe raspberry, dried herb and earth, and pretty long. It’s a really good wine, albeit a pretty ripe one. Gary Walsh Winefront Rated : 92 Points, Alcohol : 14.5%, Closure : Cork, Drink : 2020 - 2025