Luc Pirlet Classique Malbec – France

Price: $9.99 at Total Wine

Style: The “Anna”

Rating: “Ok”

Recommendation: “Have a glass or two”

Review:

Smooth and easy drinking, but a really generic and muted profile. The nose was pretty much dead… I sniffed and sniffed and sniffed and got just nothing. Pretty much the same experience on the palate with a distinct lack of flavor except for a subtle splash of black cherry and grape on the tail of the finish. On the positive side, the structure was good… it was smooth and rich without being flabby. Everything appeared in nice balance. Certainly nothing wrong with this wine, but it certainly doesn’t stand out as something that excites me, even at this price.

Winemaker Notes:

Origin : Between the Pyrenean mountains and the Méditerrranée.
Different plots of soils made up of sandstone, schist and chalk and clay.
Vinification : Cold maceration and then fermentation for 10 days
in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
Colour : Dark and vivid ruby red.
Bouquet : IFull and fruity this Malbec offers notes of violet and black fruits.
Palate : Rich in mouth the tannins are pretty well integrated. This wine is very balanced.

More info:

Luc Pirlet is a producer of many different varietals hailing from the Languedoc region of southern France. The Languedoc vineyards are farther south than those of Cahors (the traditional home of Malbec) and thus warmer, usually resulting in riper, less acidic versions.

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The Luc Pirlet vineyards are located in the Languedoc region near the Mediterranean. Credit: http://www.lucprilet.com

http://www.lucpirlet.com/

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