Le Gamotin is the drink now Cahors from Clos de Gamot. Clos de Gamot is a seriously dark, tannic, structured and intense Cahors. It will rival a lot of great Bordeaux for quality. Le Gamotin comes from the plots that make ‘fruitier’ fruit. Vinification techniques emphasise the round and softer body. Look for red fruits with some earth and spice. The palate is juicy, with a good balance of ripe fruit and savoury notes. Long finishing and satisfying.
Le Gamotin Wine Review
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Rated : 92 Points
“Malbec, and the little brother to the other wine recently reviewed. It’s a bit of a thumper, with lavish black fruit, a whiff of hedgerow, spice and violets. Full-bodied, volume and flavour turned up, grainy but kind of ‘minerally’ tannin, a cold brew coffee kind of flavour, though likely grape derived, as oak seems to be low key. Finish is ripe raspberry, dried herb and earth, and pretty long. It’s a really good wine, albeit a pretty ripe one.”
The wines of Clos de Gamot are remarkably good. If the family estate had been in Bordeaux instead of Cahors, the wines would be selling for hundreds of dollars. Clos Gamot has been with the Jouffreau family since 1610. They seek quality in the vineyard at all costs. They’ve managed to some 1885 plantings alive to this day. The wine is dark, brooding, dense and it needs a lot of time. It is worth the wait.
A red only region that has two distinct terroirs but each shares a high amount of ironstone in the soils. Malbec makes up no less than 70% of the blend ably supported by Merlot and Tannat (amongst others). The best wines are dark, mineral, textural and structured with a good ability to improve with time in the cellar.
You are most likely to find Malbec in Argentina rather than its native South West France. A minor player in Bordeaux and the major grape in the underappreciated Cahors. It has long been the star of Argentina. Intense, tannic, dark-fruited wines with nice acidity. Perfect match for a country that consumes a lot of meat. One of the lesser reds of the Bordeaux pantheon due to fickle performance, in Cahors it is the basis for the charmingly rugged Black wine. Also known as Cot and Auxerrois.