Château Pineraie Malbec Merlot 2006 Wine Review

Château Pineraie Malbec Merlot 2006
A.C., Cahors, France
Community Score: 4.4/5
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Product #: 78725


 
Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2010-2014
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Château Pineraie
Agent: M.C.O.
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Natalie's Score: 87/100

Vintages Wine Panel: What is Malbec like when it’s at home? Perhaps more famous these days in its Argentine incarnation, the dark beauty is enjoying a renaissance in its French hometown, Cahors. Pineraie’s version, blended with a smaller amount of Merlot, is beautifully constructed, exhibiting great balance, intensity and length. It’s medium bodied, with aromas and flavours of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, with mineral notes and a touch of lemony celery seed. My note: A big, black bruiser of a wine that gives you a full-bodied whomp of flavour, yum! Blackberries, smoke, tar and spice. It’s a heady mix that needs to be served alongside a big steak or hamburger.

Malbec Merlot food pairings: jambalaya, steak, hamburger.

This was reviewed July 24, 2010 by
 
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