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2008 Chateau La Caminade La Commandery, Cahors, France

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Average: $22   From: $21   To: $26

Score: 82  
The Wine-Searcher score of 82/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
93/100  
14.5/20  
14/20  
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Price History for 2008 Chateau La Caminade La Commandery, Cahors, France
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Grape Variety

Malbec is a black-skinned grape variety native to southern France (specifically the area around Cahors), but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina. Through its success in the vineyards of Mendoza, in a few short decades Malbec has shot from relative obscurity to international fame, simultaneously bringing new-found attention and respect to Argentina as a wine-producing nation.

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Region
  • Cahors is a small town in south-western France, located 100 miles (160km) east of Bordeaux. In wine terms it is known for its deeply colored reds made predominantly from Malbec (known locally as both Côt and Auxerrois), with small quantities of Tannat and Merlot. Interestingly, Cahors is the only red-wine appellation in the French south-west to use neither Cabernet Sauvignon nor Cabernet Franc.

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  • The South West (or 'Sud-Ouest') is a relatively large territorial zone of France, incorporating the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees. In terms of the French wine map, however, the Sud-Ouest region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux – a wine region so prolific that it is effectively a zone...more

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