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Wine Enthusiast loves our Malbec Tradition 2014

This wine, with its black fruits and still-firm tannins, is crisp with intense acidity as well as black-currant fruitiness. Its ripe structure suggests the ability to age a little longer, and the wine will be best from 2018. Read further

Prestige 2012 - young and serious!

This is a powerful wine, full of dark fruits and dense dry tannins. Even at four-years-old, it is still young. It is impressive in its concentration with fine acidity and black-plum flavors mingling with the tannins. Drink this serious wine from 2018. Read further

Guide RVF : This years favourites!

Cahors L’Envie (without added sulphites) 2015 This natural wine shows the fresh, peppery and flowery side of Malbec. A crisp wine with silky tannins. Cahors Prestige 2012 Denser than the cuvee “Tradition”, this Cahors highlights fruity characters. Full-bodied and clear final. Read further

Serious, organic farming at Haut-Monplaisir

A classic Cahors wine estate, based in Lacapelle-Cabanac, practicing serious organic farming, managed by Cathy and Daniel Fournié. Healthy wine making, inspired by the Verhaeghe Brothers, produces solid, straight, expressive wines. Older vintages can be purchased through the winery’s website. Read further

Revue du Vin de France 2017 on Haut-Monplaisir

The estate run by Cathy and Daniel Fournié, converted to organic farming since 2009, is situated on the third terraces of the Lot in the Cahors region. The domaine follows an interesting idea by making a Malbec without added sulphites, a more intense and floral wine. Read further

Guide Hachette on our Malbec Tradition 2014

A 30-year-old Malbec gave birth to this wine. It has a pure, fruity nose, supple and mellow mouth feel, as well as a dense and well-constructed body. Drink between 2017 and 2021, preferentially with lamb. Read further

Pur Plaisir - powerful expression of pure Malbec

Produced from organically grow grapes, this powerful impressive expression of pure Malbec is generous while also solid and firm. Rank 33 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selection 2016 Read further

A ZESTY & REFRESHING WHITE WINE

Although the nose is a little timid, this yellow golden white wine, IGP du Lot, develops powerful, refreshing and thirst-quenching citrus aromas on the palate. Read further

Cahors - A young appellation known for 2000 years

... Same story at Château Haut-Monplaisir, in Lacapelle-Cabanac. Here it’s Mahtilde Fournié that gently shakes her parents. Read further

Château Haut-Monplaisir Malbec 2011 by Soren Frank

This week's wine of Château Haut-Monplaisir looks exactly like a mix of Bordeaux and the northern Rhône, which I actually like. Read further

Château Haut-Monplaisir Malbec 2011 Wine Review

A big, black (friendly) monster of a red wine from southern France. Black fruit and toasty oak with a tarry finish. Needs a big slab of steak beside it. Read further

Tradition 2012 - Fairly elegant yet structured

Cathy and Daniel Fournié practise the organic thing in the wee village of Lacapelle-Cabanac; their all-Malbec 'Tradition', one of three Cahors reds they produce, comes from steep south- facing vineyards and a small proportion of the blend is matured in older oak barrels. Read further

MILLÉSIME BIO IN MONTPELLIER, JANUARY 25. – 27.

Meet Daniel Fournié and our wines at Millésime Bio - Hall B1, Table 363 Read further

PUR PLAISIR 2011 - INTENSE BLACK WINE...

Aged for 24 months in oak barrels, this intense black wine delivers engaging and complex aromas of black fruits (cherry, blackberry), spices and chocolate. Read further

GUIDE BETTANE ET DESSEAUVE 2016

Classic organic wine estate in Lacapelle-Cabenac, accurately run by Cahty and Daniel Fournier. Read further

RVF - WINE OF THE DAY

Chateau Haut Montplaisir Cahors Tradition 2012 We fell for this energetic wine from Cahors in south-western France, well developed and with zesty acidity. Read further

GUIDE HACHETTE SELECTION 2016

Prestige Malbec 2011 - Fleshy, full and unctuous, backed by velvety tannins... Read further

ABOUT ORGANIC MALBEC WINES FROM CAHORS

According to Daniel Fournié, Château Haut Monplaisir, organic farming provides an excellent symbiosis between nature and expressive fruit. Read further

WINE OF THE DAY !

Our Cahors wine PRESTIGE 2011 was chosen "wine of the day" by the prestigious Revue du Vin de France. Read further

PUR PLAISIR 2009 - OPPULENT & POWERFUL

Using fruit sourced from old, low-yielding vines, this is black in col and in taste, with ripe black-plum and licorice flavors that show toasty wood influence. Read further

WINE ENTHUSIAST SAYS

Château Haut-Monplaisir 2011 Prestige Cahors - Malbec from one of the best producers in Cahors... Read further

PUR PLAISIR 2011 TASTED BY WINE ENTHUSIAST

Old vines and low yields have concentrated this wine wonderfully. It is the essence of the stony, chalk and clay soil, powerfully driven by its dark fruits and immense tannins. Read further

HAUTMONPLAISIR AT VINEXPO BORDEAUX

You will find us together with Accents & Terroirs HALL 3 / U328. We are looking forward to meet you! VINEXPO from june 14th till june 18th. Read further

World Malbec Day: Best Mendoza and Cahors Wines

The Cahors wines are generally more classic – or Old World if you prefer – in style, with more emphasis on structure, tannins and elegance and less emphasis on very ripe fruit and oak aging. Read further

Top-Rated Pours from Southwest France

For truly intrepid vinous explorers, France's Southwest wine region offers treasures in the form of undiscovered appellations and little-known grapes. For instance, Madiran is home to the Tannat grape, while Malbec—known locally as both Côt and Auxerrois—can be found in Cahors. Whether you’re seeking out full-bodied reds or interesting new whites, now’s the time to explore this diverse region through these recently reviewed wines. Read further

CHATEAU HAUT-MONPLAISIR AT PRO WEIN

You will find us together with Accents & Terroirs HALL 12 / C42. We are looking forward to meet you! PRO WEIN fair from March 15. till March 17. Read further

PUR PLAISIR 2010 BY DAVID COBBOLD

"I like the balance of the wine..." Read further

"GREAT WINES, MORE THAN ELSEWHERE..."

During two days, the UIVC (the union of wine producers from Cahors) has welcomed a “dream team” of French and European wine journalists, including the famous Bernard Burtschy from Le Figaro and Paris Match. Nearly 250 Cahors wines (2010, 2011, 2012) were presented in a blind tasting. Here is an extract of the interview with Bernard Burtschy published by LA DEPECHE. Read further

CHÂTEAU HAUT-MONPLAISIR PRESTIGE 2011

Of dark and brilliant garnet colour, this Cahors show a typical and distinctive bouquet: A hodgepodge of red and black fruits, as well as some smoke and menthol notes. Read further

MILLÉSIME BIO in Montpellier, January 26 – 28

Daniel Fournié will be at Millésime Bio - Hall B3, Table 437 Read further

PURE PLEASURE IN A BOTTLE

This wine is the pride of our vineyards, one of our greatest achievements since our first steps in the vineyards of Cahors some 17 years ago. Read further

"TAMING THE TIGER" - CAHORS TASTED BY DECANTER

Château Haut-Monplaisir Tradition 2009 "Punches above its weight!" Read further

DECANTER - SEVEN OF THE BEST: CAHORS GREAT ESTATES

“While Argentinian Malbec may be stealing the timelight, the best producers in its homeland of Cahors are welcoming in an era of finesse and elegance” Read further

PRESTIGE TASTING SOMMELIER INTERNATIONAL

PUR PLAISIR 2010: pleasant material, round, crisp but still young. Blackcurrant in the aftertaste. Read further

PUR PLAISIR 2010 SELECTED BY GUIDE HACHETTE

Complex and expressive, the nose evolves towards black fruits and toasty smells. Supple, chewy and concentrated on the palate, carried by silky tannins, slightly oaky. Smooth and balanced in its overall expression. Read further

A CHARMING BLEND OF CHARDONNAY & VIOGNIER

Its pale golden colour brightens up every table! Discreet but very charming, the nose is full of peaches, lilac and melons. Fresh and thirst quenching, it shows a pleasant smoothness on the tongue and surprises with quite a bit of length, due to crispy acidity and citrus aromas. Read further

CAHORS, REBIRTH OF A GREAT WINE REGION

They are the DNA of Cahors! Cathy and Daniel Fournié are the most brilliant pupils of the “Verhaeghe School”. They rule over 18 hectares of old vines, situated on the third terraces of the left bank of the river Lot. Read further

MÉLODIE ESTIVALE - DISCOVER OUR ROSÉ 2013

Made from Merlot and Cabernet franc, two classical grape varieties from Bordaux, this wine shows a deep rosé colour with shiny hints of salmon. A rather original bouquet with red currant and raspberries, as well as a tad of citrus fruit and sweet pepper. Read further

PRESTIGE 06 - IMPRESSIVE QUALITY!

... I would like to point out, that the wine is intense, powerful and complex, abounding in fresh, juicy fruit. Read further

CUVEE PRESTIGE - VERY HARMONIOUS WINE!

Situated in the western part of the appellation, Château Haut-Montplaisir produces among others, a wine called “Prestige”. Read further

TASTING OF SEVEN GREAT WINES FROM CAHORS

Pur Plaisur 2008: Sweet oak, violet and chocolate... Read further

PRESTIGE '09 HIGHLIGHTED BY THE GUIDE HACHETTE

"Complex odors of black fruit, mocha and vanilla, while the medium-bodied and smooth palate comes up with spicy flavors..." Read further

RVF - GUIDE DES MEILLEURS VINS DE FRANCE 2014

"All wines have in common an absolute respect of the fruit. The estate is in steady progress due to the advice of its consultant Pascal Verhaeghe of Château du Cèdre, a fine connoisseur of both Malbec and the terroirs of Cahors." Read further

CHATEAU HAUT-MONPLAISIR AT PRO WEIN DÜSSELDORF

You will find us with Accents & Terroirs HALL 5, STAND C23. We are looking forward to meet you! PRO WEIN fair in Düsseldorf from March 23. till March 25. Read further

CHATEAU HAUT-MONPLAISIR AT VINISUD MONTPELLIER

You will find us HALL B2, STAND C46. We are looking forward to meet you! Read further

Haut-Monplaisir 2011 shows already great balance..

WINE ENTHUSIAST - BEST OF YEAR 2013 This is a powerhouse of ripe fruits, strong tannins and dark acidity. It burst out of the glass with its bold, firm flavors and solid structure… Read further

Pur Plaisir 2010 selected by the Wine Enthusiast

Concentrated, dense, powerful, complex… This firm Malbec comes from old vines. It is concentrated and dense, while wearing its power easily and openly. Read further

MILLÉSIME BIO in Montpellier, from January 27 - 29

You will find us Hall B2, table 224. We are looking forward to meet you! Read further

Château Haut Monplaisir Tradition 2010

Tasted by Anthony Rose "Good depth of vivid color with attractively spicy, violety perfume, lovely fresh dark berry fruit quality…" Read further