Chateau Lagrezette 2005
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Product Code: 10008
Multi-Award winning Malbec. Revue du Vin de France gave this 5 stars and a "Coup de Coeur" in their September 2013 edition. 92 points Gary Walsh Winefront July 2014. One of the crowd favorites at Gauchito Gil Malbec event in Melbourne on Malbec World Day 2015.
"Cahors is that rarest of all wines: both a rising star and a timeless classic." --The Guardian (UK) April 2013
From the exceptional vintage of 2005, this is textbook Cahors Malbec from Domaine de Lagrézette. This wine has won many awards and accolades. Best with food, the classic food match is truffles but if ever there was an excuse needed to fire up the barbie-this wine is it! This video demonstrates the passion the producers of Cahors have for truffles and Malbec. You will even catch of glimpse of Domaine Lagrezette.
Region/Terroir: Chateau Lagrezette is produced from grapes grown in the best locations in Cahors. The vineyards are perched above the Lot river. The soil is a mixture of limestone and clay.
Grapes: Malbec 87%, Merlot 12%, Tannat 1%
Wine making: Chateau Lagrezette is produced using the following techniques:
- Harvest: hand harvested & sorted
- Average age of vines: 20 – 25 years
- Consulting Enologist: Michel Rolland
- Vinification: 4 day cold maceration at 12 degrees C, fermentation at 30 degrees C, prolonged maceration at 28degrees C, daily pump-overs, malolactic fermentation in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks
- Ageing: 18 months in new & one-year-old French barrels
Our Tasting Notes :
From the exceptional vintage of 2005, this is textbook Cahors Malbec. Inky purple colour. On the nose blackcurrent, truffles, violets. On the palate lovely blackcurrent and plum fruit, spice and minerals.
Beautifully balanced, mid-weight, with fine chalky tannins, great structure and balance, long and satisfying.
Could be cellared for several years but enjoy now with red meats, white meats, cheese and indeed a range of dishes.
Chateau Lagrézette 2005, Rated 90 points “An intensely concentrated wine with tannins that float in an inky sea of dense berry fruit. The wine is smooth, the edges softened by wood, but the fruit tannins pour out of the glass.”WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE, March 2010
This was also a featured wine in Goumet Travellers French edition July 2011, listed amongst the Top Drops of the Month." DiscoverVin is a new importer specialising in wines from France's south-west — wines such as this classically savoury rnalbec, with dark brambly fruit wrapped up in wood-smoke and graphite. Drink with braised cluck."
In addition Ben Thomas in the Weekly Review wrote: "($35.99; 14%; 4/5) The wines of Cahors have never been more glamourous since Alain Perrin, the head of fashion house Cartier, bought out this winery. The wine is made by the fashionable, and somewhat ubiquitous, winemaker Michel Rolland. This is full of appealing savoury, deep fruit flavours and aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, liquorice and leather. Grippy, savoury tannins have softened nicely in the five or so years since it was bottled and it is drinking very nicely now. Food match \ Scotch fillet"
Kerry Skinner "classically made, lashings of plum and black fruit, integrated spice, cleverly oaked, fine, silky tannins."
Gary Walsh in Wine Front July 2014 "Blood plum, coffee grounds, a little smoke, licorice,and flowers. Woah, that’s solid – chunky – thick – with firm tannin, dark chocolate and coffee and plum, bit of spice, good acid – even – whack of tannin on the finish. Needs brontosaurus ribs paired with your best moody look."
World Wine Award Decanter Magazine
Gold medal Concours des Grand Vins de France 2007
Gold Medal Concours de la Compagnie des Courtiers Jurés (Paris) 2009
Revue du Vin de France gave this 5 stars and a "coup de coeur" in their September 2013 edition
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Product Code: 10008