Posted on: March 11th, 2006 by

I must thank Argentina for getting people to drink Malbec; I have to admit it was a grape I was scared of at first. I am also hoping that now people (including me) are not afraid of Malbec that they will go to the source: Cahors! This region of France produces incredible Malbec, almost always blended with some Merlot, at a great price. It’s kind of the poor person’s Bordeaux. Even though Malbec is a very minor grape there (just used for blending), I think these Cahors wines have some of that quality. These wines also drink good for days and would be great with a grilled steak.

2002 Rigal Cahors

It’s 30% Merlot and 70% Malbec and is on the shelf for 10 bucks.

2 Responses

  1. Do you have an account on

    If so, what is your handle?

    I’d love to see what you have in your collection.

  2. Jameson says:

    I’m sparkling vouvray! Check it out. I just did it from memory but will have a complete inventory soon. Thanks for the mention!

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