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Purple 2012 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette
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  Purple 2012 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette
Item Number:39 10 131 12
Our Price:$14.95
Discounted Case Price:$155.40 - 13% off!
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Purple 2012 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette
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!

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Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Finish (5)
  • Balanced (4)
  • Big (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (6)
    • Entertaining (3)
    • Weeknight (3)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (5), Spicy food (5), Game (4), Pizza and pasta (3), Poultry (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring enthusiast (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My 2nd case

    By aidennm

    from Farmington, New Mexico

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Big
    • Clean
    • Clear
    • Long Finish
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Entertaining
      • Everyday
      • Weeknight

      Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

      Love this wine for anytime. Love the finish, slightly acidic and the right amount of tannins. I enjoy this wine just by itself, as a fine wine to sip and savour before dinner.

      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big, bold and fruity

      By searay

      from Louisiana

      About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Big
      • Long Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Dinner
        • Entertaining
        • Everyday
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

        Love this Malbec

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Beef, Game, Spicy Food

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A French wine made for centuries ...

        By Doc Fox a Retired Professor

        from Southern Indiana

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Finish

        Cons

        • Too Acidic

        Best Uses

          Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

          The Malblec is a French wine with the grapes grown as far back as the Roman Age. This appealed to me, a well-known French wine at a marvelous price point (although some people when they think of Malbec think of Argentina). Most snobby "connoisseurs" it seems favor red wines. I personally gravitate to Rosés, Whites, Sparkling and Dessert Wines myself.

          Immediately on the nose you get lots of spicy mixtures. A very complex aroma. That provides a long, slightly acidic taste on the palate. I loved the spicy notes that came through. It was very nice. I am more sensitive to acidic flavors which I do not like, especially if strong. Others feel that some stronger acidic taste NOW is a must. For those in that camp, they will love this wine right out of the bottle with it's nice spice laden overtones.

          Personally, I enjoyed the bottle. If I buy another, I will probably age it several years. The possibility of the acidity and harshness toning down into a fine, long finishing, spicy French wine is very appealing to me.

          As a last comment, the color will not be a disappointment. It is a nice purple color making a bit unique for "red wines".

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Spicy Food

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Bouquet, fruity, supple, happy.

          By Rob on Holiday

          from Elmhurst, NY

          About Me Casual Drinker

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Lively
          • Long Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Everyday

            Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

            This is a terrific wine for the price. What astonish me was the suppleness, it grabs your attention. Is also chewy, berries, long finish. A nice surprise for me who's accostumed to Argentinian Malbec's.

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Chinese Spicy Cuisine

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this wine! Just bought my 2nd case

            By aidennm

            from Farmington, New Mexico

            About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balanced
            • Big
            • Clean
            • Long Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

              The video tasting done by Josh Farrell sent to me on 10/04/2012 via email is what convinced me totally to take a chance and purchase a case. It sounded like everything I love in a Malbec and loved it even more after purchasing and using my Vinturi Aerator with this wine. So!!! Good!! Hard to drink anything else. I bought another case already and I have influenced another friend to purchase their own case as well. They love it too. Thnx for the great wine!

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Malbec from the Motherland!

              By Westchester Wine Guy

              from Wine Express

              About Me Connoisseur

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Big

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Weeknight

                Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

                This is a surprisingly vibrant yet complex wine for the price. It's loaded with dark, black fruits up front but has gentle nuances of licorice and lavender. It's a little astringent in its youth but really opened up quickly allowing the tannins to mellow. Rates high on the QPR scale.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Beef, Game

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointing.

                By Mack

                from Powell WY

                About Me Casual Drinker

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Short Finish
                  • Thin
                  • Too Acidic

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Purple 2012 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

                    We tried one bottle and it was very disappointing. It was flat, mildly acidic, with little finish. Not pleasing to say the least. Even after letting it breath, it did not improve. We dumped the rest and called Wine Express. They were happy to credit us without question. We will let this cellar for a while to see if there is improvement. We do not recommend this at this time. To be fair, we only tried one bottle. We will wait and see again.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Good overall!

                    By Man in the Gorge

                    from IN

                    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balanced

                    Cons

                    • Harsh
                    • Short Finish

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Weeknight

                    Comments about Purple 2011 Malbec, Cahors, Chateau Lagrezette:

                    Opened two bottles so far hope the others are better. Comes on bold Berry start with Poor finish.

                    • Pairs Well With:
                    • Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Spicy Food

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