After our lunch and tasting on the Pont Valentré, our group boarded a bus and headed west approximately 20 minutes and along the Lot river, to a fantastic locale overlooking the vineyards of Cahors.
What a phenomenal place to conduct a tasting! Over the next hour or so, we tasted through 18 different wines from Cahors, ranging from fresh and more vibrant examples to intense, super ageworthy cellar candidates. Please check out “Les Photos” for pics of my tasting highlights.
Our tasting was moderated by Anthony Rose, a wine writer and journalist based in the UK. Mr. Rose is perhaps most well known for his column in The Independent. He has also written for such publications as Decanter, The World of Fine Wine and the Oxford Companion to Wine. Since 2008 he has also been a member of The Wine Gang, a webzine comprised of 5 British journalists that review and rate wines with a focus towards the consumer.
Mr. Rose’s presentation was engaging, thorough and very informative. Sitting beneath the shady trees was an ideal spot for participants to taste through the extensive lineup as well as listen and take notes.
Sitting beneath a shady tree was also a great place for this Cahors cutie to take his afternoon nap!