Hints of cedar and vanilla with herby black cherry, damson and elderberry in a sweet vs crunchy profile mix, peppery and earthy edges too; quite elegant with subtle depth...
Fresh and grippy vs spicy berry fruit and light cedar/nutmeg tones, lively and long finish with delicate flavour; aromatic with attractive tannins and the oak’s well done.
CHATEAU DU CÈDRE IN CAHORS
This well-known property is owned by Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe and is found near Vire-sur- Lot, where 27 hectares of rolling vineyards have been run organically for the past four years. This wine is a blend of Malbec (90%), Merlot and Tannat (5% each) and matured in casks for 22 months (one-third new oak).
Extract from the French Wine Touring Guides by Richard Mark James