Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016  - Last Bottle

Mission de Picpus Cahors Malbec 2016

CAHORS Malbec! 95 points? Real?? Real! DO. NOT. miss this one if bang-for-buck is what you seek!!! Hurry -- we don’t have much!

Just up the road from Cahors, in Bordeaux, malbec is a blending grape, but in Cahors, well, it’s the lead singer, so go get your old Queen album or maybe even some good old fashioned Led Zeppelin, because this stuff is BELTING it out!!! What a price! Silliness!

The joint owners Hervé Fabre and Pierre Montmayou are experts in malbec from decades of winemaking in Argentina. With this new startup in Cahors, they are making ASTOUNDING wine at mind-cracking prices...these must be tasted to be believed at $12. TWELVE! Oh, and go fire up the grill as soon as this box hits your front porch or office or wherever. Go, go!

There is a wildness to Cahors malbec -- a bit like brambly Zinfandels, actually, but with more masculine structure. DARK. Fresh crushed blue fruits, plums, licorice, tobacco and sweet herb. Bright, almost jammy flavors. OUTRAGEOUSLY full, deep wine for our price. What can we say? If we had a truck, we’d be backing it up right about now...happy Monday...will go fast!!

From The Foot Of The Andes To The Origin Of Malbec

Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Cohors
Appellation: Tthe best plots in Cahors located in the valley and hills of the Cause.
Blend: 100% Malbec
Varietal: Malbec
Vineyard: Limestone and clay dominant soils and very calcareous
Winemaker: Hervé Joyaux Fabre
Aging/Cooperage: In stainless steel and concrete vats. This wine is lightly oaked.
Alcohol: 14%

About The Producer

In 1992, whilst at a tasting at a winery on the outskirts of Mendoza, Hervé Joyaux Fabre, at that time a wine merchant in Bordeaux, noticed a wine made from Malbec. He was utterly seduced by the character and depth of this wonderful grape variety, which back then in Argentina had a very different reputation to the Malbec we know today. In the early 1990s Cabernets and Merlots were the grapes of fashion and Malbec was used purely in blends to contribute to the quality of the end wine.

As a true visionary, Hervé took the decision to purchase this wine estate with his childhood friend Pierre NOYER MONTMAYOU.

In 1992, their winery, named FABRE-MONTMAYOU, was the first to market a high-end Malbec destined for the American market. The result was an outstanding success.

In 1997 Diane JOYAUX joined them in this adventure. Franco-German, multilingual and passionate about wine, Hervé’s wife brought the necessary skills to develop sales all over the world.

Today, the vineyards of FABRE MONTMAYOU extend over 450 hectares, located in the regions of Mendoza and further south in Patagonia.

In 2015, Hervé and Diane took the decision to invest in France. An encounter and various tastings convinced them to rediscover the vineyards of Cahors, the original home of Malbec.

They found themselves very impressed by the diversity of its terroirs, the export opportunities and how Malbec had developed and evolved. Both Hervé and Diane were completely mesmerised by the beautiful landscapes, the delicious food and the amazing kindness of the locals and vineyard owners. It did not take them long to decide that they had to invest in Cahors.

In 2017, Hervé and Diane, along with their friends and associates became the new owners of the Vignobles Saint Didier Parnac, Château de Grézels and Prieuré de Cénac.

Hervé recalls the first time he and Diane visited the Prieuré de Cénac: "We both stood quite still and were both struck by its beauty and overwhelmed with an incredibly good and peaceful feeling."

(more on their story available at

Pairing Suggestions

Enjoy with roasted meats, cassoulet, cheese or dark chocolate.

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