93 Insider Points
92 Points- Wine Enthusiast
"This is a single-parcel wine from old vines (which date back to the 1970s). Aged in wood, this very fine wine shows sophisticated tannins, complex spice, black-plum fruits and a judicious shot of acidity. It is a fine wine, still young and showing a good potential for aging. Drink from 2019."- Wine Enthusiast
The new release Cahors from Domaine de Cause is absolutely stunning right now, powerful and well structured with great fruit and a very well balanced acidity. The nose has the classically restrained fruit of Cahors laced with bramble, leading to a palate of black cherry and plum with sweet tobacco, leather and cigar box. The finish is dry and sturdy, perfect for pairing with a steak or roast, and the finish is long and complex. Enjoy now through 2024. - DZ Jul 2017
This is Cahors' Benchmark Star. The wine is blowing us away! A classic in every way, Domaine de Cause uses only pure Malbec in their Cahors wines. I mean, there are many reasons it’s the historical varietal of the region, so why not? And we have to warn you, after tasting this single vineyard, old vine masterpiece, you will likely be a French Malbec convert for life.
Reasons why we love it:
- Old vines, one vineyard. 1970s vines from a single parcel bring the magic for this 2014 vintage. Serge and Martine Costes knew what they were doing when they took over the family vineyards from Martine’s parents, and 2014 marked their 10th vintage as the Domaine’s current owners.
- A 93 point pedigree. The “La Lande” has had quite a love affair with Wine Enthusiast over the last six vintages. 2009 through 2014 have all received 91+ point ratings with 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 all received 93 points. There were two Cellar Selections and two Editors’ Choices among the group. Plus, the current 2014 vintage (92 points) received a stellar review noting that “it is a fine wine, still young and showing a good potential for aging.”
- Classic Cahors. Nothing says Cahors like Malbec. Native to southwestern France, we are amazed at how obscure the French Malbec so often seems to be on the international scene, while the seemingly more well-known Malbec of Argentina is everywhere. Now, don’t get us wrong, the juicy-jammy and overtly ripe Argentinian version has its place on our dinner table, but bringing our palates a classic French Cot (Malbec’s local name) we experience the varietal’s bold tradition. Rustic, tight and tannic characteristics pave the way to age so very well. We really like this 2014 now, but strongly encourage a couple more years in the cellar for it to hit the beginning of its prime.
Dark, ruby color and violet hints, it hides intense smells of cassis, violet and spices. Straightforward on the palate, with pure and clear acidity, wrapped in mellowness.
Between Quercy and Perigord, the vines of the Domaine de Cause are located just west of the Appellation Cahors, on the edge of the Lot and Lot et Garonne. The remarkable Bonaguil castle is a domain of cannon fire.
The owners Serge and Martine COSTES resumed this lovely family farm in 1994, wishing to offer continuity to Martine's parents' estate. They brought it new energy and ambition to develop high quality wines.
The estate has 15 hectares of vineyards all located on the heights of their hillside overlooking the Lot valley, on an exceptional terroir consisting of clays, silica and iron ore.
This soil characteristic nature brings aromatic freshness and finesse to the wines.
Serge friendly growing practices favoring maximum use of licensed specialties in organic farming.
His passion for wine, Serge expressed by developing a range of wines wide Cahors Malbec wines 3 all pure, the historic grape of Cahors. These are the age of the vines, the mode of winemaking and aging that will bring different typical characteristics: structure, aromas, aging potential. Click to enlarge
Wine countries listed Côtes du Lot has long produced Domaine de Cause: dry and sweet rosé and white beautiful that came complete palette of wines.
In less than 20 years by a serious and attentive, relying on the experience of parents and the technical guidance of their winemakers, Domaine de Cause has become a reference in the Appellation Cahors.
Recommended with nice bistro-cuisine or grilled meat. This wine pairs perfectly with beef, duck breast, confit, cold cuts, and cheese.