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The Pigeonnier
le pigeonnier malbec château lagrezette
The Pigeonnier
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The Pigeonnier

Vendor
Terroir Caillac
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140,00 €
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140,00 €
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94/100:Wine Advocate Robert Parker (May 2020)
95/100:The Wine Enthusiast (March 2018)
93/100:Wine Spectator Magazine 90-plus Scores (Oct. 2018)
95/100:Wine Advocate Robert Parker (May 2020)
94/100:Wine Spectator Magazine (October 2019)
92/100:The Wine Enthusiast (September 2019)
95/100:The Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Section (April 2017)
93/100:The Wine Spectator (August 2017)
17.5/20:Jancis Robinson (August 2017)
91/100:Wine Advocate Robert Parker (May 31, 2016)
94/100:The Wine Enthusiast
17/20:Jancis Robinson (June 2016)
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For this prestigious 100 Malbec cuvée, the grapes are delicately harvested by hand on our most beautiful plot of 2.7 hectares in the middle of which stands a majestic 17th century dovecote, listed as a historic monument. Class exceptional in the Parker Guide to French Wines, 2nd edition, the Pigeonnier can age and improve for more than 25 years.
Vintage 2015

Tasting

  • Dark red, purplish, almost black color
  • Nose of a wide variety of red fruits
  • Notes of black fruits, liquorice and cherry
  • Powerful mouth without being austere, perfect maturity of tannins and aromas of red fruits
  • Ample finish, red fruits, liquorice, cocoa

Distinctions

  • 95/100:The Wine Enthusiast (March 2018)
  • 98/100 (Gold medal):National Awards of the Academy of Wines and French Gastronomy
  • 93/100:Wine Spectator Magazine 90-plus Scores (Oct. 2018)
  • 95/100:Jeb Dunnuck (March 2018)
  • 93/100:James Suckling (January 2019)
  • 94/100:Wine Advocate Robert Parker (May 2020
Vintage 2016

Tasting

  • Dark red color, purplish
  • Powerful and intense nose, wide variety of red fruits
  • Notes of black fruits, liquorice and cherry
  • Powerful, elegant, very structured palate
  • Full aftertaste, red fruits, liquorice, cocoa

Distinctions

  • 92/100:The Wine Enthusiast (September 2019)
  • 16.5 ++/20:Jancis Robinson (October 2019)
  • 94/100:Wine Spectator Magazine (October 2019)
  • 97/100:Jeb Dunnuck (November 2019)
  • 95/100:Wine Advocate Robert Parker (May 2020)
Vintage 2014

Tasting

  • Dark red color, dense and deep
  • Notes of red berries (blueberries), cocoa, cinnamon, liquorice and spices
  • Supple and powerful attack, woody
  • with elegant tannins
  • Long and balanced finish, very rich

Distinctions

  • 95/100:The Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Section (April 2017)
  • 93/100:The Wine Spectator (August 2017)
  • 17.5/20:Jancis Robinson (August 2017)
Vintage 2013

Tasting

  • Dark red color, purplish
  • Powerful and intense nose, wide variety of red fruits
  • Notes of black fruits, liquorice and cherry
  • Powerful, elegant, very structured palate
  • Full aftertaste, red fruits, liquorice, cocoa

Distinctions

  • 95/100:The Tasting Panel Magazine (January/February 2017)
  • 17/20:Jancis Robinson (June 2016)
  • 94/100:The Wine Enthusiast
  • 91/100:Wine Spectator (June 15, 2016)
  • 91/100:Wine Advocate Robert Parker (May 31, 2016)
Vintage 2012
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Food & wine pairings

  • Pairings: truffles, game, red meats and in sauce, cheeses.
  • Storage in the cellar: at 16 ° C for a maximum humidity of 85%.
  • Aging potential: over 20 years depending on the vintage.
  • Tasting: serve between 16 and 18 ° C. Decant beyond 4 years of aging. Young, open it an hour before.

Vinification and aging

  • Harvest: harvest and sorting by hand.
  • Blend: 100% Malbec
  • Type of soil: Plot in one piece of 2.7 ha at the foot of Château Lagrézette, 3rd Lot terrace (140m), predominantly gravel-clay soil on a Kimmeridgien base, production only in the greatest years
  • Average age of the vines: 30 years.
  • Consultant oenologist: Michel Rolland.
  • Vinification: Cold maceration in a Taransaud barrel at 8 ° (4/7 days), Alcoholic fermentation at 26 ° C then final hot maceration at 28 ° C, Aging 22 months in 100% new French barrels (Saury, Ermitage and François Frères )
  • Cuverie:French oak tuns .
  • Aging: between 22 and 24 months in new oak barrels.
  • Average annual production : Production only in the greatest years, yield less than 5,000 bottles per year.

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