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Wine Tasting Note: Clos Triguedina Black Wine, Cahors, France.  Add/Read Comments

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A bizarre location for a South West France tasting today - a side crypt in a 14th Century Church near Smithfield Market. Cramped and dusty but an interesting range of wines and a superb buffet. One wine that stood out was this 'black wine'. The Triguedina estate has revived a production method that died out in the 19th century. A portion of the Malbec grapes are dried out in ovens for a day before fermentation. The resultant colour is very deep, hence the name.

Wine Tasting Note: Clos Triguedina The New Black Wine, 2001, Cahors, France.
Only 4,000 bottles of this interesting wine were produced. Deep and concentrated palate, tannins aplenty but supported by plenty of mulberry and plum fruit. Quite complex with hints of dried prunes, stewed fruits with a red berry acidic streak. The wine is produced totally from 100 year old Malbec vines (aka Auxerrois).
Scribblings Rating - 90/100

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