Chateau de Mercuès, Georges Vigouroux
94 points, Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast
Chateau de Mercues Cuvée 6666
Château de Mercuès Malbec wines are noble. Georges Vigouroux renovated the château to restore it to its former glory and to qualify it for the Relais & Château network.
Blackish, deep purple and somewhat crimson color. Enigmatic. Powerful bouquet of licorice, with subtle hints of chocolate, blackberry, and stewed blackcurrant. Rich and full boded on the palate with finely grained tannin and an ethereal sort of elegance. A svelte, thoroughbred wine.
Enjoy this wine with scallop and truffle ravioli, warm duck foie gras with hazelnuts, roast green asparagus with truffles and Parmesan, or all on its own!
The vineyard is planted in a superb silty-clay terroir ideal for winegrowing. The vines are located on the third terraces of the Cahors Valley. Its density is unusually high: 50% of the vineyard has a density of 6,666 vines per hectare, i.e. 65% more than the local average.
The wine making is done with lot of rigor: parcellar selection, pre-fermentation maceration, slow “remontages”. The wine is aged for 18 months in Allier wood barel.
“This wine, from a high-density vineyard, is as concentrated as the vines themselves. It is very young, still shaking off its immense tannins and developing the bold, opulent black fruits. The wine has power as well as great fruitiness and structure. Drink from 2025.” – 94 points Cellar Selection, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast