2000 Château Lagrezette Cahors Le Pigeonnier


  • France
  • Southwest France
  • Cahors
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    February 17, 2019 - The comparisons to Bordeaux are not far off at this stage in the life of this wine. I really wish I had bought more of this. Opaque ruby at the core, there are scents of earth, faint bell pepper, cassis, dark chocolate, and aging oak notes that are no longer as intense or over-bearing as they were the last time I opened this. The palate is framed by med+ tannin, high acidity, and a range of blackberry, blueberry, and cacao that linger nicely along the finish. I'm so glad that I decided to wait for this. I imagine that if I had another 1 or 2 bottles I'd be tempted to wait another 5 & 10 years before opening them. Outstanding!!!

  • prof b wrote: 92 points

    December 9, 2018 - Salil, Paul, and Mark at my new house: Blind, I would have guessed Bordeaux. This is a really interesting Malbec that shows what the grape can be. Dark red fruits and some oak influence. Drink or hold.

  • RussK wrote: 92 points

    May 19, 2017 - Russk Wizards at Valentinos. RHM brought. It was the wine of the night. The best Cahors and the best Malbec I have ever had. It shows the promise of Cahors. Great nose of olives, iodine, Violet and old Bx. The wine seems to have more in common with Pulliac than what we think Malbec taste like. This one still seems quite young, even after decanting. It could easily go another 5 or 10 years and still improve. 92+ points

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  • gee0001 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 6, 2014 - Similar to other tasters, I agree this is a very good wine that still needs time to mature after 14 years. Luckily, I still have two more bottles to enjoy in the years ahead. Please note: I tasted this wine immediately after opening the bottle with no decanting, no breathing time, and no use of an aerater.

    The nose on this wine in the glass absolutely made my entire day and weekend. It was superb setting a big and bold expectation of dark and plump red fruits with strong spices to match. The wine smells complex and hits you will an air of maturity that 14 years will bring.

    My palate immediately picked up spice, mint, menthol, cola, and charcoal. The dark fruits were at play as well but did not hit me as strong. Spices are abundant and will certainly please you. A hint of earth is offered as well without being too strong. The wine is has a bold and forward approach with little length left on the tongue. It is still quite tannic, dry, and strongly astringent in the glass. The wine needs to some time to itself before enjoying its pleasures. The aftertaste is barely there as the wine opens and ends with a quick bang making you want to experience more. Wait a while and you may be rewarded with a faint hint of sweetness.

    The wine is DARK purple and almost black. Light does not show through it in the glass. The bottling is excellent with a red capped wax adding to the experience.

    I'll have to wait to see if this garners a 95+ score from me in the years ahead. Based on my tasting today, this is an excellent wine that deserves some patience and a bit more maturity before earning a final score. Go fort it! You will enjoy it!

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  • tooch wrote:

    February 4, 2013 - Warm spices, dark berries and smoke. Lots of oak on the nose...lots. I loved this wine the first time I tried it, but my reaction is certainly more toned down now. My sensitivity to oak is certainly elevated now compared to before, but this was just a big termite wine. The fruit on the palate was rich and dense but the toasty flavors really came to the forefront.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    2000 and 2005 Cahors Tasting, Episode #810, 2/3/2010 (link) 90+ points

    (Chat Lagrezette Pigeonnier Cah) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-wild; a lot going on; a salty sardine component; very funky; rust meets sardines; very dark; very gamey; like the back of a rusted out hunter/fisher truck that I like; PALATE-if you ever had real homemade blueberry pie, that's what you get here; this is an explosion of blueberries, but you get the crust as well; very intiguing; dark-dark-dark tannins give it a great little bitterness; very creamy and silky smooth on the palate (Mott agrees); an enormous elegance; very classy and elegant; balanced and seamless; very polished; like a top flight Bordeaux; almost like Scotch-like; realy well made; would not pay $150, but would drop $65 (as it was on; spectacular stuff and a great showing for Cahors; RP-90; WS-93; GV-91+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lagrezette
  • Varietal Malbec
  • Designation Le Pigeonnier
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Southwest France
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Cahors
  • UPC Code 089744754400

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (3%)
  • In Cellars 102 (56%)
  • Consumed 75 (41%)

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