Rigal Malbec The Original 2008
Tasting Notes: Aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums and spices. Well-balanced with supple tannins, a touch of vanilla and a clean, long finish.
Founded by the Rigal family in 1755, the company's history is synonymous with that of prestige wines from Cahors and the southwest of France. Since the 1970s, Franck and Jacques Rigal have concentrated on the 135 hectares (310 acres) of their three great chateaux: Prieure de Cenac, Saint Didier Parnac and Grezels. The Rigal brand has become a regional hallmark of tradition, authenticity and quality for a wide range of wines, and the embodiment of the great wines of Cahors. Now Franck and Jacques Rigal have introduced a well-priced premium Malbec to the U.S. "The Original Malbec" is a fine example of Southwestern French wines (most of which are Malbec), which are famous for their dark color, intensity and depth.