2001 Oriel Falerne

Cahors, France


Wine Spectator: 89 pts

Name Story

Falerne was a celebrated wine in the 12th century that the Bishop of Cahors sent to powerful men to win their gratitude.


Xavier Copel

Vineyards | Winemaking

Gravel and stony clay-limestone soils. 10 days fermentation and 20 days post-fermentation maceration in open barrels with manual 'pigeages'. Aged for 21 months in French oak (100% new).


100% Malbec. Picked: September 30–October 3, 2001.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Blueberry, plum, liquorice and spice.Taste: Intense dark fruits; strong tannins and structure.

Drink by Date

Now through 2012.

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Bottle: 750ml