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Chateau Lagrezette Malbec Cahors 2009

External Review by WineExpress.com:

A Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 selection, Chateau Lagrezette is an historic estate dating back 500 years. Located in France's Cahors region, which is the birthplace of the Malbec grape variety. Restored to prominence over the last three decades by Alain Dominique Perrin, the cellars and equipment are all state-of-the-art. Super Star consultant Michel Rolland oversees the winemaking to turn out award winning Malbec-based reds with true expression. This is the flagship wine of the estate, 87% Malbec, 12% Merlot, 1% Tannat, sourced from 20 and 30-year-old vines on the second and third terraces above the Lot River. Soils are clay and limestone with a foundation of limestone. The wine aged 18 months in new and one-year-old French barrels and was bottled without clarification or filtering. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 93 points and said "Wood and fruit tannins push through strongly in this powerful wine. It has weight and plush fruit texture, and behind the tannins, dark chocolate and licorice flavors. It's dense and concentrated, needing several years, at least 5–6, to shine." This 2009 has aged gently in the Chateau cellars and has reached a peak of drinking pleasure.

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Domaine Lagrezette:
The 55 meters long and 19 meters deep underground cellars of the Domaine de Lagrezette were devised with a view to both favor the quality of the wine and preserve the environment. Situated at the foot of the chateau, this sophisticated and unique-in-its-design winemaking facility allows a non-interventionist vinification process in the sense that its setting on three floors permits easy transfe... Read more
The 55 meters long and 19 meters deep underground cellars of the Domaine de Lagrezette were devised with a view to both favor the quality of the wine and preserve the environment. Situated at the foot of the chateau, this sophisticated and unique-in-its-design winemaking facility allows a non-interventionist vinification process in the sense that its setting on three floors permits easy transfer from one level to another by gravity. The handpicked grapes are sorted manually, de-stemmed, and crushed at level 3. Level 2 is fitted with small temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for alcoholic fermentation, that allow the separate vinification of each parcel. It also houses a 75 hl oak vat dedicated to the production of the luxury-cuvee Le Pigeonnier. Level 1, which offers ideal and naturally constant conditions of temperature and hygrometry, is the place where the wines are left to mature in new oak barrels. Created as early as the 15th century*, the vineyard of the domaine has been replanted and is perfectly kept. Established on the second and third terraces of the Lot, on a clayey limestone and siliceous soil, it extends over an area of more than 60 hectares, and is planted with Malbec (77 %), Merlot (21 %), and Tannat (2 %) -three grape varieties that combine to give to the wines of Lagrezette their character and authenticity. The vines are managed with the greatest care, with the leaf-pulling and green pruning being done by hand. This ensures the production of top-quality grapes, which are harvested and sorted-out manually, to give the greatest wines. Read less

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Source: WineExpress.com
05/31/2017

A Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 selection, Chateau Lagrezette is an historic estate dating back 500 years. Located in France's Cahors region, which is the birthplace of the Malbec grape variety. Restored to prominence over the last three decades by Alain Dominique Perrin, the cellars and equipment are all state-of-the-art. Super Star consultant Michel Rolland oversees the winemaking to turn out award winning Malbec-based reds with true expression. This is the flagship wine of the estate, 87% Malbec, 12% Merlot, 1% Tannat, sourced from 20 and 30-year-old vines on the second and third terraces above the Lot River. Soils are clay and limestone with a foundation of limestone. The wine aged 18 months in new and one-year-old French barrels and was bottled without clarification or filtering. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 93 points and said "Wood and fruit tannins push through strongly in this powerful wine. It has weight and plush fruit texture, and behind the tannins, dark chocolate and licorice flavors. It's dense and concentrated, needing several years, at least 5–6, to shine." This 2009 has aged gently in the Chateau cellars and has reached a peak of drinking pleasure.



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