At 25 years old, this 1994 magnum of Clos Triguedina from Cahors had retained lots of delicious fruit, soft tannins and was still quite fresh, perfect with a leg of lamb for Easter Sunday. Sadly I only bought one, many, many years ago, so I’m pleased it was such a beautiful wine.
It certainly pays to save oddments for a rainy, or sunny day.
I wonder what a 1994 Argentinean Malbec (if such a thing exists) would taste like in comparison?
It does exist!
I think I might draw mine out around Christmas.
Cahors (of the quality variety, naturally) seems to have the half-life of Thorium 229. There are library stocks all over the appellation of wines that are decades old. Probably replaceable!
As I recall, Jean-Luc Baldes plants to absolutely insane densities (I think it’s him at least). I’ve had very little Triguedina, but always hear good things. i’ll add it to the lockdown-daydream-list-of-places-to-visit when this is all over. Obviously, if the world economy survives!
Clos Triguedina is a great wine to lay down. 2016 is on a bin end price atm
That’s an interesting wine…if it was in a 6 bottle case I would hit the green button…
Lets up that the case buyers don’t take it all before TWS allows mixed cases again.
Having missed a few deals when TWS came back on line eagle eyes will be required…
Triguedina is my favourite Cahors (I have some 2016 on order in a pre-lockdown mixed case - hopefully it might arrive sometime) - from experience there is no hurry - it’s barely ready to drink and will last a decade at least.
So the 1994 will be about ready to drink? .Prince Probus is MUCH better - and costs 2 or 3 times more, enjoy it if you can!
Only 2 cases left, it’s touch and go…!
It’s been on bin end for a while (I think since January… I remember waiting for reserves invoice to come round before ordering some in February)
I couldn’t resist, got the last case. Ummed and ahhed and just asked a friend who lives there, she said it was delicious so I was swayed
Think I had the last but one yesterday. Looked at my cellar spreadsheet and there seemed to be a Malbec shaped hole that needed filling with something with the potential to age gracefully. Popped into reserves.
Then I think we had the last 3 cases between us! I was getting very anxious about not having given TWS enough money recently…