Not tried any of the sparklers.
You are right, though...that there is a lot of rich fruit up front. "Purple" is the only descriptor that comes to mind!
But it definitely has a "Malbecness" about it that is totally distinct from Argentine versions I have tried. Not very experienced in Cahors, so can't comment there.
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