Last night I posted a review of Champs de Gaillard, a tasty Bordeaux for under $20 (which seems unbelievable). And tonight I have yet another bargain-Bordeaux to share, this one from Château Lamothe de Haux.
Both of these wines are on the “Today’s Bordeaux” list for 2014. This is a list of 100 Bordeaux wines priced between $10-$55 selected by a judging panel.
This particular wine is made of 60% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc. It once again proves to me that Bordeaux does have some good wines in my price range.
Vanilla aromas dominate the nose, but I also found some cherry, plum, raspberry, leather and cinnamon aromatics with moderate intensity. The balance is reasonable despite the heavy vanilla. The palate brings a mouthfeel that’s lacking depth, but it has nice flavors such as cherry, raspberry and plum fruit (with restrained sweetness) along with some earthy mushroom and tea flavors. The finish is moderately long and has a raspberry tea quality to it. I like the old world style of this wine, but I wish it had a little more depth.
Wine: Château Lamothe de Haux, Côtes de Bordeaux
Variety: Red Bordeaux blend – 60 % merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.
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