Prieure de Cenac - Cahors - Malbec - 2017
91 points on Wine Enthusiast
In 2015, Hervé and Diane Joyaux Fabre, already successful winemakers in Bordeaux and Mendoza Argentina (Fabre Montmayou), took the decision to invest in France. An encounter and various tastings convinced them to rediscover the vineyards of Cahors, the original home of Malbec.
They found themselves very impressed by the diversity of its terroirs, the export opportunities and how Malbec had developed and evolved. Both Hervé and Diane were completely mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes, the delicious food and the amazing kindness of the locals and vineyard owners. It did not take them long to decide that they had to invest in Cahors. In 2017, Hervé and Diane, along with their friends and associates became the new owners of the Vignobles Saint Didier Parnac, Château de Grézels and Prieuré de Cénac.
Tasting Notes: It's rich and firm, with great wood and spice notes as well as exuberant black plum and berry fruit. With its acidity, still-young tannins and firm texture, it will age well.
Pairings: Best served with a grilled duck, juicy steak with mashed potatoes with truffle oil, truffle risotto and a dark fudge chocolate cake.