The area

Cabardès was established as an AOC in 1998. It’s located near Carcassones, down the road from Toulouse up the road from Perpignan.

Made from

Wine labelled as Cabardès must be composed of at least 40% Atlantic grapes (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc) and at least 40% Mediterranean fruit (Syrah or Grenache).

This one is:

  • 50% Merlot
  • 25% Syrah
  • 25% Grenache


Very ripe black fruit on the nose. Lovely.


Plum, black fruit, a little black pepper, chocolate and liquorice. Light tannins, no oak.


Terrific wine. Loved it.

Where and how much?

€13 from Bubble Brothers in Cork