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Chateau Lagrezette Malbec Cru d'Exception Cahors France 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy, stemmy and herbal on the nose with some sweet, small berry, wild berry fruit tones floating in the glass. A bit tough in the mouth with chewy tannins plenty of richness remaining. there’s great depth to the fruit here, all mineral and dried herb tinged wild red cherry toned flavors. The wine remains firm right through the mouth, but well balanced with the fruit gaining some darker, earthy notes on the backend before changing speed entirely and showing of nuanced red currant and subtly spiced oak note on the long, slightly rustic but delicious finish. Still youthful, this captures another aspect of Malbec, nuanced, complex, and more lively than many new world versions. 92pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Lagrezette Malbec Cru d'Exception Cahors France

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065229,335
4.50 5
04/14/2014

Earthy, stemmy and herbal on the nose with some sweet, small berry, wild berry fruit tones floating in the glass. A bit tough in the mouth with chewy tannins plenty of richness remaining. there’s great depth to the fruit here, all mineral and dried herb tinged wild red cherry toned flavors. The wine remains firm right through the mouth, but well balanced with the fruit gaining some darker, earthy notes on the backend before changing speed entirely and showing of nuanced red currant and subtly spiced oak note on the long, slightly rustic but delicious finish. Still youthful, this captures another aspect of Malbec, nuanced, complex, and more lively than many new world versions. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065229,335
4.60 5
04/14/2014

Four and a half glasses



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