GEORGE VIGOUROUX, CHATEAU DE MERCUES, CUVEE 6666

 

CAHORS, FRANCE 2015

 

With Paul Hobbs on board as wine consultant, Chateau de Mercues continues to reach new heights of critical acclaim, producing Malbecs of superb elegance, power and distinction. Hobbs, whose career began with Mondavi where he helped establish the success of Opus One and has twice been named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, became especially fascinated by the power and elegance of Malbec consulting for Nicolas Catena Zapata and helping put the wines of Argentina on the map. Now working his magic in the south of France, Chateau de Mercues has taken the lead in innovation and craft, fast becoming the estate where wine lovers are rediscovering the rich potential of Cahors. An outstanding example of how good Malbec from Cahors can be, today's wine is their stunning 94-point 2015 Cuvée 6666. A dense and complex Malbec that is produced from the best parcels at Chateau de Mercues, this is a wine that is only produced in the best vintages - resulting in one of the most seductive, expressive and age-worthy Malbecs you can find.

 

Owned since 1983, Georges Vigouroux brought Paul Hobbs on as consultant in 2009, taking the wines of Chateau de Mercues to the next level. With Cuvee 6666, he is indeed turning heads in the wine world. Working with a vine density closer to that of the great wines of the Medoc in Bordeaux, 6666 vines per hectare for which the wine is named, Hobbs and the team at Chateau de Mercues begin with soils of silty clay, giving the grapes incredible opulence and structure. After harvesting from third level terraces in the Lot Valley, the wine is aged in Allier oak barrels for 18 months.

 

Stunningly rich and concentrated, with soft and superbly integrated tannins, the wine displays an inky, deep purple color and offers enticing aromas of black fruit and licorice. Intense flavors of currants, chocolate and blackberry explode on the pallet, complemented by long, seamless finish. A beautifully dense wine with balance and finesse, this is a superb expression of Malbec that can lay down for years to come. With up to 20% off, this is a knockout you will not want to miss!

 

 

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