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Purple Malbec Cahors Chateau Lagrezette 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit funky on the nose but very plummy. Aromas of fresh Italian plums, old wood, dry earth and hints of tarragon and dried sage greet the nose. Smooth and broad on entry, this is almost a bit soft, though the tannins remains fairly abundant and a bit fuzzy in the mouth, adding volume and tactile complexity. There’s a fine, clear, deep core of fruit here, all plums and wild cherry with almost a hint of wild strawberry on the backend where this gains a subtle forest floor tinged layer of funk. falling short on the finish, this stumble with some drying tannins and a lack of persistence to the fruit, though a peppery note does linger. A little simple perhaps, but distinct. 85pts

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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 Purple Malbec Cahors Chateau Lagrezette

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/14/2014

A bit funky on the nose but very plummy. Aromas of fresh Italian plums, old wood, dry earth and hints of tarragon and dried sage greet the nose. Smooth and broad on entry, this is almost a bit soft, though the tannins remains fairly abundant and a bit fuzzy in the mouth, adding volume and tactile complexity. There’s a fine, clear, deep core of fruit here, all plums and wild cherry with almost a hint of wild strawberry on the backend where this gains a subtle forest floor tinged layer of funk. falling short on the finish, this stumble with some drying tannins and a lack of persistence to the fruit, though a peppery note does linger. A little simple perhaps, but distinct. 85pts


Member Reviews for Purple Malbec Cahors Chateau Lagrezette

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
Vintage: 2009 04/14/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Purple Malbec Cahors Chateau Lagrezette

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/06/2017

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries, including the exceptional Paragon which carries a 95 point score, but with Purple you can get a little taste of the quality and character this chateau is putting in the bottle at a very attractive price. Made in a forward style that's extremely appealing by consulting Enologist Michel Rolland who has worked closely with the estate for many years. The Chateau has completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced entirely from estate vineyards and vines averaging 15 years of age, so with good maturity. 100% Malbec fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. 2015 was one those miracle vintages that had winemakers cheering across the globe. Wine Enthusiast Magazine said "Mainly Malbec with 8% Merlot, this is a soft, full-bodied and fruity wine. It comes from young vines which give the wine its vigor and juicy fruits. No wood is used in the winemaking, so this wine is all about generous black fruits. Drink now." A super value!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/25/2017

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries, including the exceptional Paragon which carries a 95 point score, but with Purple you can get a little taste of te quality and character this chateau is putting in the bottle at a very attractive price. Made in a forward style that's extremely appealing by consulting Enologist Michel Rolland who has worked closely with the estate for many years. The Chateau has completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced entirely from estate vineyards and vines averaging 15 years of age, so with good maturity. 100% Malbec fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. 2015 was one those miracle vintages that had winemakers cheering across the globe. This wine shows dark cherry and blackberry flavors. It's supple and balanced. Herb and mineral notes crop up on the mid-palate and linger on the crisp finish. A super value!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/04/2017

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries, including the exceptional Paragon which carries a 95 point score, but with Purple you can get a little taste of the quality and character this chateau is putting in the bottle at a very attractive price. Made in a forward style that's extremely appealing by consulting Enologist Michel Rolland who has worked closely with the estate for many years. The Chateau has completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced entirely from estate vineyards and vines averaging 15 years of age, so with good maturity. 100% Malbec fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. 2015 was one those miracle vintages that had winemakers cheering across the globe. Wine Enthusiast Magazine said "Mainly Malbec with 8% Merlot, this is a soft, full-bodied and fruity wine. It comes from young vines which give the wine is vigor and juicy fruits. No wood is used in the winemaking, so this wine is all about generous black fruits. Drink now." A super value!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/03/2017

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries, including the exceptional Paragon which carries a 95 point score, but with Purple you can get a little taste of the quality and character this chateau is putting in the bottle at a very attractive price. Made in a forward style that's extremely appealing by consulting Enologist Michel Rolland who has worked closely with the estate for many years. The Chateau has completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced entirely from estate vineyards and vines averaging 15 years of age, so with good maturity. 100% Malbec fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. 2015 was one those miracle vintages that had winemakers cheering across the globe. This wine shows dark cherry and blackberry flavors. It's supple and balanced. Herb and mineral notes crop up on the mid-palate and linger on the crisp finish. A super value!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2013 12/09/2015

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines. The Chateau has just completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age. This 100% Malbec is fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. The Wine Spectator said about the 2011 "Concentrated dark plum and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively in this full-bodied red. Dark chocolate notes accent the finish. Drink now through 2016." A steal!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 12/12/2014

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines. The Chateau has just completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age. This 100% Malbec is fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. This 2012 is just released. The Wine Spectator said about the 2011 "Concentrated dark plum and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively in this full-bodied red. Dark chocolate notes accent the finish. Drink now through 2016." A steal!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2011 01/27/2015

Purple is Malbec from France where Malbec originated. Cahors is just south of Bordeaux and Chateau Lagrezette has produced exceptional Malbec there for centuries. This particular wine is new for the Chateau and made in a forward style that's extremely appealing. Consulting Enologist Michel Rolland works closely with the estate on this and all of their wines. The Chateau has just completed a renovation to the winery creating an all-new modern state-of-the-art facility. Grapes for Purple are sourced from estate vines averaging 15 years of age. This 100% Malbec is fermented in stainless steel, temperature controlled to retain the grape's brightness and vibrancy. The Wine Spectator said about this 2011 "Concentrated dark plum and blackberry flavors are fresh and lively in this full-bodied red. Dark chocolate notes accent the finish. Drink now through 2016." A steal!


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