Chateau La Caminade Cahors La Commandery 2008

Malbec from France

Item No. 109929
  • red wine
  • WE93
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Deeply colored, almost black in appearance. A ripe fruit nose with notes of elegant wood. On the palate is flowery & spicy with persistent & juicy flavors of plum, damp earth, black currant, smoke & licorice notes. It leaves a feeling of fullness in the mouth that is round & harmonious. This is a textbook classic Cahors, so there is definitely a strong presence of tannin. Decant it & you'll enjoy a smooth, robust & beautiful wine that goes perfectly with hearty meats. Very impressive!

Critical Acclaim

"Toasty aromas are followed by intense black plum fruits twisted with tannins and polished with wood. It’s an impressive, powerful wine, with a complex structure. Firm at this stage, it need 4-5 years at least to age. "
93 Points

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Learn About Chateau La Caminade

Chateau La Caminade has been a family run estate for many generations. A place full of history, belonging to the clergy until the French Revolution, when the monks knew how to choose the best soils and produced the very best wines. In 1895 Antonin Resses inherited the estate & spent his life rebuilding & enlarging the Domaine. In 1973, immediately after Cahors was awarded...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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