Château Coustarelle, Cahors "Grande Cuvee Prestige"
Château Coustarelle, Cahors "Grande Cuvee Prestige"

Château Coustarelle, Cahors "Grande Cuvee Prestige"

South West, France 2019 (750mL)
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Château Coustarelle, Cahors "Grande Cuvee Prestige"

Headquartered in the village of Prayssac and dating to 1870, this legendary estate is now overseen by the fifth generation of the Cassot family. Named for the original 3.5-hectare vineyard parcel acquired by the family (“La Coustarelle”), this château’s holdings have ballooned to 53 hectares—with an average vine age of 30 years.

This bottling is the real deal: 90% Malbec and 10% Tannat from seriously old vines, completely de-stemmed and fermented on ambient yeasts in stainless steel vats. The wine is aged for 12 months in those same stainless steel tanks and is then transferred to oak barrels, a fifth of which are new each year, where it spends 12 additional months. 

This heady 2019 shines purple-black in the glass, with a riot of sweet and savory sensations: crushed blackberries, Morello cherries, licorice, roasted meat, damp violets, coffee grounds, baking spice, smoke, and turned earth. It is full-bodied and in need of a splash-decant to smooth out some of its tannins. Pair it with a grilled ribeye, pot roast, or something else that’s suitably meaty.

Château Coustarelle, Cahors "Grande Cuvee Prestige"
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