2009 Jean-Francois Merieau, Cent Visages, Malbec, Touraine

Producer: Vignobles des Bois Vaudons [Merieau]
Vintage: 2009
Grape variety: Malbec
Origin: France, Loire, Touraine
Appellation: Touraine
Date tasted: 30 May 2012
Price when tasted: £14.95

Tasting notes


Touraine might be the last place you would look for Malbec but the Loire is now making some fine examples. Here, the nose is packed with crunchy red fruit, blueberry and blackberry. The fresh palate is lighter in body than Argentinian Malbec, with brisk acidity, grippy tannins and a peppery, earthy finsih. Alc: 12%. (18 points)

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