Crocus Malbec de Cahors L'Atelier 2018
Dark garnet color. Fresh violet, cherry blossom, red and black fruit such as Burlat cherry and blackcurrant jam, finishing with a soft hint of spices. The palate is smooth, giving black cherry, fresh raspberry and ripe blueberry flavors. Its persistence ends with firm tannins and bright acidity.
A fluid red, with blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors accented by vanilla and clove. Firmly structured, with a sense of grace and harmony despite the chalky tannins. Drink now through 2028. 2,800 cases made, 1,400 cases imported.—Bruce Sanderson
Aromas of mulberries, blueberries, plums, cloves, chocolate orange and smoke. It’s full-bodied with fine tannins. Compact, with a fleshy texture and a chalky finish. Drink or hold.