Some 20 years ago I was about to taste propper Malbec for the first time. The winemaker had just popped the cork of a barrel in a prestigious Chateau in Cahors, southern France. The barrel sample of their red flagship wine was mind-blowing. Though it was almost undrinkable because of the overwhelming tannin structure, I could still taste the pure elegance of the Malbec fruit. I knew Malbec from Argentina, but this was something else. Elegant, earthy wines that would be fantastic for cellaring. And at a fantastic price. Still Malbec wines from Cahors keep intriguing me, and they still make one of the best deals at Vinmonopolet.
Today we’ve selected a bottle from renowned Chateau Haut-Monplaisir. A family run operation in the heart of the region.
If you search the wine at Vinmonopolet you will find a range of available vintages, at different prices. This is a Chateau which produces wines that can be both enjoyed young, and can cellar for decades. A fun thing to do, would be to gather some wine loving friends, buy different vintages and have a tasting.