2014/2018 L'Ostal Le Tour

L'Ostal

Regular price $44.00

Beautiful chiselled Malbec from high terraces above the Lot River in Cahors, SW France.

From importer Cam Burton:

"From the outset, Louis and Charlotte were eager to make a multi-vintage blend but simply needed the right vintages to marry together. 
In 2014, Louis kept a single barrel of malbec from the brilliant Le Tour site aside and simply waited for the right wine to blend it with. The '14s at L'Ostal are medium bodied, have particularly fresh acidity and are very stable. Neither '15', '16 or '17 provided a wine that Louis felt suited to blend with this precious barrel of malbec but in 2018 the conditions were just right. The year made for wines with a little extra plumpness and sweet fruit, perfect for the vertical and nervy 2014. Thus, the 1418 Le Tour was born. 
This has been resting for almost seven months and is drinking particularly well. It has the (very) delicious appeal of age along with the fruit of a sunny vintage. The complexity is really quite incredible, especially considering the price and there aren't many wines in our warehouse I would rather drink than this at the moment. I'll be the first person to acknowledge the joy in young wines but when you can drink a wine with some aged characters it can be pretty hard to beat. I recommend this so highly."

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