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South-West of France

Château Lamartine - Cahors - Cuvée Particulière Rouge 2008


Country / Region: South West

Vintage: 2008

Name: AOP Cahors

Grape variety: 90% Malbec, 10% Tannat

Alcohol: 14 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2011 (RVF): 17.5/20


Chateau Lamartine's 2008 "Cuvée Particulière" is well rounded, fresh and racy wine. Alain Gayraud, master winemaker, is the architect of this wine with its superlative balance. It holds up grandiosely on the palate and the fruit is really pleasant. Robust but not big bodied, its finesse of style can be particularly appreciated.


Traditional vinification, in stainless steel vats with temperatures controlled between 30 and 32°C at the end of fermentation. Aging in concrete tanks until the following spring. 35% of the wine then spends a year in cask. Bottled in the following spring, 18 months after the harvest.


Lively, deep red colour with purple highlights


Complex and vinous on the nose, with lightly toasted aromas with notes of liquorice and crushed red berries.


Powerful and structured on the palate, chewy, spicy notes, long finish. With its delicious fruit, it drinks admirably well when still very young.


Enjoy between 15 and 18°C. Decant 1 hours before drinking.

Food and wine pairing:

Strong red meats, braised beef with prunes, duck confit, poultry, cheeses

Cellar aging:

Enjoy up to and including 2018

A family property, this vineyard on the terraces of the Lot Valley respects ancient tradition. Born from a very great estate in Gallo-Roman times, it suffered the ravages of the wars of the Middle Ages and managed to survive up until the Phylloxera attack in 1878. Some Auxerrois vines were nevertheless preserved by Edouard Serougne who, in 1920, fell in love with the property's owner and this grape variety. The house on the Lamartine property was built on the site of an ancient oak tree and legend has it that a beautiful local girl, Martine, held her romantic trysts under this tree - hence the property's name. The wines reflect the place and history perfectly.