Cedre Heritage 2004

Chateau du Cedre, Cahors, Cedre, Heritage 2004 The grapes are 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot. The nose combines the rugged side of wine-love, with horse blanket, cheese and ripe berry fruit. In the mouth the wine is quite tannic and strongly reminiscent of the horse, certainly too much so for many drinkers. This is the negociant wine from the famous estate. Eleve et mis en bouteille a Vire-sur-Lot 13% $10.99 at Bottle Barn

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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4 Responses to Cedre Heritage 2004

  1. AJ says:

    Ditto on the tannins, mouthcoating and chalky. Blackfruit, licorice and brett. I see you’ve been exploring in southeast France. I’ll be trying a few of the wines you noted in the near future.

  2. Ray says:

    Hi AJ, Yes, this wine is just too rustic for most consumers of New World wine. What is disappointing is that it doesn’t have to be such a brett bomb. Cedre has a great reputation but this wine is not in that league.

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  4. Ray says:

    Check out the explication of brett by following the link above to De Long’s Wine Info. It’s an excellent treatment of a complex subject – the love, hate and shades in between of brettanomyces.

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