I asked my valued blogsters to give me their lists of the most underappreciated wines in the market.
Florent Blanchet replied: “Two wines always underappreciated, on wine lists & on wine shelves: Chinon, Loire Valley, France and Cahors, Southwest France. While the first one offers truly unique, benchmark expression for cabernet franc, the second one is almost unknown (true, the production is small & the needs to export, promote & market this appelation are close to none).
"While the consumption of Argentinean malbecs (pictured here in a KRT photo by Diego Guidice) explodes in the states, few seem to recognize the origin of this grape (Bordeaux) and the only French appellation made with at least 70% of malbec, Cahors.
“A good Cahors can offer a complexity of aromas, ranging from lead pencil to licorice to black currant, rarely found in any Argentinean wines. I hope some of you will disagree so we can argue a little.”
Gee, Florent. The only disagreement I can voice is that those French malbecs can be hard as nails sometimes. And so dark that, if you spill them on a table cloth, you’ll never get them out.
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