Clos Triguedina, Baldes et Fils, 2001, 2000, 13% ABV
Clos Triguedina, another wine from Cahors, and one of the better known.
If you want a bit of bumpf and background on Cahors, read my previous Wine from Cahors post.
So, just the basics on the Clos Triguedina:
- Looks: Very intense deep, dark ruby
- Smells: Of a smokey vanilla licquorice farmyard
- Tastes: Full bodied with some oak, though not too much, noticeably strong tannins, high acidity with some blackcurrant, liquorice and spices (cinnamon, cloves and pepper) going on.
- Overall, the Clos Triguedina was dominated by tannins. Probably ideal with a big juicy medium rare steak (or some serious aging to allow the tannins to soften out). Too pricey for such a tannic monster, perhaps more suited to those with the discipline and storage space to let this rest for a few years.
- Availability: picked this up in Drink Store, Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 for about €23.