DiscoverVin offers a unique range of authentic French wines. We specialise in good value wines from Bordeaux and the hidden gems of South West France. As well, we offer exciting wines from exceptional independent producers in Provence, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Burgundy and Champagne.
Le Guide Hachette 2011 Reviews wines from DiscoverVin. Part 2 Cahors
Hachette 2011 – the French wine bible has reviews for 10,000 wines. The
South-West chapter reviews wines from several of our suppliers.
The “jury” – a
team of wine professionals from around the world, tasted each wine blind,
described it in terms of colour, aroma and taste and then scored each from 0-5. A score of 3 is needed to be give a
star, 4 for 2 stars and 5for a wine to be given 3 stars.
A world famous
and critically acclaimed producer from Cahors in the South West of France,
Chateau Lagrezette has five centuries of winemaking history. Entrepreneur
Alain Dominique Perrin, the former president of Cartier, has transformed
DiscoverVin stock three levels of wine from
Chateau Lagrézette. Zette is the
every day quaffer; Zette Red, Zette White and Zette Rosé. A great bargain
at $20 per bottle.
The Chateau Lagrézette 2005is an award winning
Malbec for $36 per bottle. It was given a citation in the 2008 Guide Hachette.
The Dame d’Honneur is a super premium Malbec and
the 2003 vintage is available for $90 per bottle.
The review of the 2007 Dame d’Honneur in the 2011
Guide Hachette gives us and Australian wine drinkers something to look forward
to. Awarded two stars the Guide describes the wine as follows:
“The wine is, as often, an excellent expression of its heritage. Adorned
with a deep purple color with hints of black, it reveals a delicious and
exuberant nose of ripe fruit, licorice and menthol. Ample, sweet,
well-structured and always very aromatic, it can be appreciates with duck or
game. One year or two years of cellaring are possible. The 2007 Cuvée Dame Honor
good structure and wood our two, wait at least three years to soften.”