Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wine Review: Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec Rosé 2018


The Vigouroux family has been owned by Chateau Haute-Serre since 1887 and have been champions of the Malbec variety in Cahors and beyond the entire time. It's currently headed by Bertrand-Gabriel Vigouroux and shows know signs of leaving the family any time soon.

I love me some Cahors. Old World, rustic, Malbec from southern France. I once saw a video where a dude took a huge ass jug half filled with Cahors Malbec, filled the rest with water, and it didn't thin out even a little. That's how deeply pigmented Cahors Malbec can be, and that's why it's called the "Black Wine of Cahors".

Buuuuuuut this one is a Rosé, which I was pretty excited about, only to have that excitement unfortunately be short lived. I didn't like it.

The color of the wine is a gorgeous salmon pink. On the nose there's aromas of citrus, strawberries, cherries, and a little white pepper. It has a watery mouthfeel and a stabby acidity. The aromas of citrus, strawberry, and cherries come back on the palate but it's... not good. Everything is out of sync. 

Yeah it's got an interesting nose but the palate is way off balance. Then there's a really long finish but it's like those chewing gum fruit flavors or whatever that you think is going to be good and it's gross and you wish you had just gotten spearmint.

I'm sure their Malbec is fantastic and I'd love to try it someday, but take a pass on this Rosé.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $12
Rating: 2/5 = Not Impressive (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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