Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Cent Visage" Jean-Francois Merieau Touraine Cot 2007

This wine is feral. Seriously. Haven't had a lot of Cot (Malbec) from France, but this wine serves as a reminder that I should have a lot more. $16 at K&L. "Cent Visages" means 100 faces in French, although Sarah thought that the front of the label looked a lot like something else...and I concur, sort of. Anyways...Smelling this wine, you get very similar aromas to Argentinean Malbec, but when it gets into your mouth, instead of a plush blanket of fruit, there's a paradoxically lighter bodied, feral wine. Crazy stuff, considering the raw aromas coming out of the glass. Initially pretty reductive; that quickly blew off into smoke, leather, and extremely aromatic high-toned blueberry/blackberry fruit with some pepper on the back end. Good acidity, with tannins sneaking in at the end before the earthy finish. Really fun to drink, and not a whole lot more than your garden variety Argentinean Malbec. After drinking this, I don't know that I feel the need to drink another Argentinean Malbec. This is much more my style. A


Cabfrancophile said...

Sounds awesome. GV actually just tasted this one on WLTV. He loved it, too.

This one stay in my K&L online shopping cart!

Jeff said...

Weird. I don't really ever watch GV, although he certainly is an entertaining guy. Anyways, this is sick wine. You really out to get a bottle or two.

I also got a bottle of the 04 Cab Franc/Cot Blend from the same producer that I think will be really good too.

Cabfrancophile said...

That is also in my cart!