An impressive quality of Cahors is that you can find a wine as concentrated and dense as this without excessive alcohol. This 2006, wood aged, with touches of eucalyptus, is a big hearted, black fruit dominated wine, smooth and powerful, and just so well balanced for food. Can drink now, but better age for 3–5 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.