Intense red violet colour. Red fruit notes such as raspberries mix with prunes, spices, tobacco, chocolate and a hint of coffee on the nose. Full-bodied and smooth on the palate with rounded tannins. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate from the oak ageing add complexity to the mature red fruit character on the long, well-balanced finish.
Intense red and black fruit aromas and flavours with a hint of spice, showing fantastic balance between its tannic structure and fruit.
Served at 15°C. The nose reveals great aromas of ripe black and red fruits. On the palate, these melt with leather and liquorice notes with soft, velvety tannins. This is a round and rich wine with a wonderful balance as well as a nice and refreshing acid
The vineyards overlook the valley, facing the sea, covering terraces upon terraces up to 300 metres altitude, on slopes forming a vast amphitheatre, sheltered from the mistral. The high altitude of the vineyards means cool nights and slow ripening of the grapes. The Château de Pibarnon vineyard is planted on very old and highly calcareous, Triassic ground. This limestone enhances the bouquet in the wine. It also allows the extraction of very fine and elegant tannins. Moreover it is this which causes the freshness and minerality, giving an exemplary type and flavour. Château de Pibarnon focuses on 12 main plots, all located at the summit of the estate including Bel Air, Jourdan, Pointes-Blanches and le Cirque
The icy winter had little effect on the vines. The winter ended with a dry month in March. The months of April and May provided the necessary rainfall that the grapes need in order to thrive. In July and August, the nights were very cool (sometimes 15°C early in the morning). The fermentation was followed by a very long maceration (about 3 weeks) before running off. The wine was then aged in oak for 20 months.
2012 is a vintage revealing firmness as well as great elegance. It has less powerful tannins than in 2011 - these are distinguished by their velvety texture and finesse. This wine seems to offer juicy fruits from the first sip, it then reveals unexpected depths and lengths with subtle spicy and minty notes.
Whilst young, Chateau Du Cedre Cahors is already tasting delicious and no doubt has the legs to last. Beautifully pure, soft fruit with pepper and oak-smoke; nice and restrained in spite of the deep concentration. The palate has fantastic balance and the tannins are soft and the body of the wine of the wine is just as restrained as the nose. If Ron Burgundy were a wine, it would be this one.
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Deep red with strong purple tinges. Very attractive blend of violet and redcurrent aromas on the nose. Fresh redcurrent flavours with a touch of plum are in perfect balance with the firm but unobtrusive tannins. Great length and persistence. An elegant yet substantial wine.
The 2013 is deep cherry red in colour. The vibrant cassis, blueberry and liquorice character on the nose is followed by appealing, juicy, primary fruit flavours. The wine is full and refreshing and has excellent purity of fruit which is supported by very fine-grained tannins. The finish is long, with lingering blueberry, blackberry and liquorice.