As I had previously mentioned, I am taking the Level 1 Wine Fundamentals course and the learning continues. You have to love a teacher that advised you to ‘try differnet wines’. And I have, and I found a new wine that I love. And that fact it’s under $20, I love it even more.
Clos la Coutale is from the Cahors region of Southwest France. France, I have learned, is a country that labels its wine by region. This region is known for its big rich wines, and this one doesn’t disappoint. The big surprise with this wine is the price tag. Under 417 at the NLC. This wine is a Malbec, and those that know me know I love a Malbec from Argentina. Yes, there are Malbec’s from outside Argentina as well. I love the color of this wine, it’s dark and fruity, and I love the spicy hint of oak, which doesn’t over-power the wine. Robert Parker gave this wine an 88 and Wine Spectator gave it a 90. It reminds me of the under-stated wealthy guy. This wine has a wealth of taste (like that) but doesn’t need the big flashy price tag. It’s one of my favorite finds. Pick up a bottle, and let me know what you think.