Château Vincens Cuvée Prestige 2015, Cahors

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  • Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards

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Down in south-west France you'll discover the home of Malbec (aka Auxerrois here) in the Cahors wine region.

Château Vincens is family-owned and run by Philippe Vincens and sister Isabelle. This is a fantastic introduction to how Malbec tastes on home ground. There's a touch of Merlot too, with the wine seeing a bit of oak to help give some backbone.

More savoury than Argentinian Malbec, red wines from Cahors have a long tradition of being sent to England. At one period they even outsold Bordeaux here. Perfect dinner table wine with a story to tell.

Gold - Concours Mondial des Vins Féminalise
Gold - Concours de Lyon
89 Points WineEnthisiast

Top 30 Best-Selling Red Wine
There's quite a New World modernity to this Malbec with its chocolate and ripe tannins, but they're in decent balance and there's a plush warming black fruit to finish.'
The Wine Gang
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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Cahors

Grape Variety

ArrayMalbec, Merlot

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Strong), Game Meats, Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan

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  • Meet The Producer

  • Customer Reviews

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The Producer

In the Cahors region in the south-west of France, Château Vincens lies off the beaten track, close to Luzech, where the Vincens family has built up its holdings of vines to the 33ha cultivated today. Philippe Vincens now runs the property with his sister lsabelle, though their Father Michel still keeps a very close eye on the vine

Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Think Malbec, think Argentina? That's true for so many people, and who could blame them: Argentina produces some fabulous Malbec wines that have soared in popularity recently. However, the variety's spiritual home was, and remains, in Cahors, an appellation of Southwest France whose Malbec wines were at one time more famous that Bordeaux. This is a fine, plump and luscious example, perhaps 20% Merlot in the blend adding extra plummy depths of fruit, but smooth as silk too and the elegant cherry acidity of the finish keeping the picture sharply focused. A cracking red meat all-rounder, finishing on spice."

The Region

This rural location in the heart of south-west France champions the Malbec grape. The vineyards stretch out along the banks of the River Lot, lying equi-distant between the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The climate is warm and sunny, with low rainfall, producing intensely concentrated wines with good structure.
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Good all-rounder

A smooth oaky red that is well balanced. Worth a pop!

By Douglas on 23rd April 2019

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another goodie

3rd bottled tried ...another nice wine

By steve on 05th October 2018

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Game Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a medium-full bodied red from Cahors with rich, dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes.
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Puy Lentil Bolognese

An earthy, vegetarian sauce will complement the savoury flavours in French reds. Tyr the rich, fruit-driven reds of Château Vincens Cuvée Prestige.
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Tartiflette

The rich combination of potato, cheese, bacon and garlic could stop anyone in their tracks so pick ripe reds with good acidity or structured whites which will both cut through the delicious stodge! The Château Vincens Malbec would work wonderfully.
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