Château les Croisille Divin, 2015, Cahors, France
£34.00 (inc VAT)
Forget Argentina, try this French firecracker from Malbec's ancestral home.
An outstanding Malbec. In a recent tasting of one hundred wines from Cahors, Decanter Magazine crowned only four “outstanding”. Château les Croisille’s single vineyard aromatic blockbuster, Divin, was the top scorer. Forget Argentina, Cahor is the Malbec Mecca. And this family-owned, full-bodied red from 30 year old organically grown vines that has been aged in French oak for 18 months is a towering colossus.
Château le Croisille was born out of a family's last endeavour to turn passion into a career. Armed with a passion for the land, Bernard and Cecile Fages Croisille set up shop in Luzech in 1979. Starting as grape growers, Bernard and Cecile did not come from a winemaking background, and their neighbour taught them how to make wine. 10 years later, Bernard and Cecille made their first wine, and with the help of the family, they renovated the old cellar.