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East of the great vineyards of Bordeaux lies the Cahors region. Cahors is the historic home of the Malbec grape, once a prominent part of Bordeaux blends and now the signature red of Argentina. But what kind of wine comes from Cahors? The Malbecs produced here – where the grape is referred to as Côt or Auxerrois – were traditionally inky and rustic. Today, many winemakers in Cahors are following the success of the Argentine model and producing more ripe, rich wines with flavors of dark fruits and hints of eucalyptus and oak.



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