"An excellent cru bourgeois" according to Robert Parker. Located between Margaux and Saint-Julien, Lamothe-Bergeron has a fine gravel terroir that gives an elegant and classic Haut-Médoc. Red and black fruit, notes of cedar wood, tobacco and sweet tannins. Finishes with a light anise touch. Simply lovely.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Lamothe-Bergeron
Appellation: Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
Grapes: Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%)
Drink from now to 2020
Open 1 hour before
Serve at 17°C
Guinea fowl, chicken breast, rib of beef and bearnaise sauce.
Vineyard: 60 hectares
Age of vines: 25 years old
Maturing: 16 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
|16 "Dense bright red. Round and fresh. More forward than most but vigorous. Eerily forward. But a nice package. Minerally."|
|87 "An excellent cru bourgeois made from two grapes, 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, this under-$20 wine is a classic. Medium to full-bodied with notes of cedar wood, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and red and black currants, this wine has rich fruit, sweet tannins and an attractive finish. Drink it over the next 5-8 years."|
89-92 "Concentrated with apple wood frame highlighting plum kernel notes, cassis and black cherry. The finish is long and thin with charcoal notes and slightly aniseed."
|91 "With its beautiful intense color, this concentrated wine has a firm structure on the palate and firm tannins . Powerful by its maturity, it reveals notes of black fruits ripe and shows good acidity on the finish."|
|15 "Dark colour, almost black. Expressive nose. Beautiful mouth texture, ripe fruit, fine and elegant structure with freshness. Silky tannins."|
|Concours de Bordeaux 2013||Gold Medal|