DUROU 'EXCEPTION' MALBEC

2012 Fabrice Durou

Grapes Malbec
Colour Red
Origin France, Vin de France
ABV 13.5%

The previous two vintages rate as the most praised wine we have ever had in this price range. 'Could replace your (that's yours, not ours - ed.) house claret – and would very likely constitute a far better deal', wrote Victoria Moore in The Daily Telegraph about the 2011, while Decanter gave it 90/100. From an estate in the Cahors region but sold as 'Vin de France'. Simple but perfect in its way, very black and glossy and fresh and full. The nose is generous, the palate ample and soft with just enough of a kicker of substance to make it juicy with blackberry and blackcurrant, and still easy to have another glass. L&S (Dec 2013)

Currently out of stock in our warehouse.


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It's not that often that you'll find an excellent quaffing red from Cahors at this price, but Fabrice Durou's Malbec, technically a Vin de France but from Fabrice's family estate in Cahors, starts out bright and plummily aromatic, becoming seductively moreish as its fleshy blackberry fruit slides happily across the tongue. Just enough rustic grip on the aftertaste reminds you it can be paired happily with the new season's pheasant, partridge or grouse. Rating: 87 The Wine Gang - www.thewinegang.com(Sep 2014)

Fabrice Durou

Fabrice Durou heads a family run estate in the ancestral home of Malbec - Cahors in South West France.

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