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!
We recently received our case of Purple 2015 Malbec. My wife and I have been malbec fans for about 6 years. The color of this malbec is dark and rich. It flows over your palate with a smoothness, but finishes quite dry. Some tannins can be drawn out on the first sips, but abruptly your senses accommodate. The nose on this wine is bountiful and some unique flavors tease your senses. This wine really works with old world cheeses and dark chocolates.