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Chateau Lamothe Cru Classe Sauternes 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Tasting Notes: FRENCH : Un beau vin séduisant par son nez de fruits confits, ample et persistant, d'une belle complexité, bien gras, avec une bouche très onctueuse, idéal sur une volaille rôtie. (Guide DUSSERT-GERBER 2007). 16,5/20 - (La Revue du Vin de France 2007). 16/20 - (GaultMillau 2007) Le vin encore trouble, affiche de magnifiques promesses qui vont faire date dans l'histoire de ce cru qui ne cesse de progresser. Les arômes de zestes d'agrumes s'associentà une bouche épicée, d'une grande richesse de liqueur et de belle longueur. L'ensemble possède beaucoup d'équilibre. 8,5/10 ****(*)(La Revue du Vin de France - juin 2002) (Carnets de dégustation Bettane & Desseauve - 22 avril 2002). ENGLISH : Subtle yet complex, with honey, floral, mineral and apple tart character. Medium to full-bodied, with a medium sweetness and a long fresh finish. Good intensity. Best after 2006. (90/100 - James Suckling - The Wine Spectator- 15 septembre 2004). Nose is rich and powerful. Lovely creamy richness on the palate, showing very good potential. **** (Decanter - 22 avril 2002). Thick and very good indeed. Superb concentration of dried fruits, from pineapples to mango, with masses of spices. Full-bodied, very sweet and a long, long finish. I really like this. James.Suckling. 92-94/100 - (Wine Spectator - 28 mars 2002). ITALIAN : Gran bel vino quello di Lamothe Despujols, che va ben oltre le piu rosee aspettative e che francamente, sull'esperienza delle annate precedenti, ho giudicato con un po' di prudenza. Davvero ottimo comunque l'impatto al palato, con la sensazione grassa ben ravvivata dall'acidita  e che insieme permettono al vino di avere una lunghezza davvero eccelente. Meno convincente la componente aromatica, che a piu riprese mette in luce una vena iodata non trascurabile, anche se al momento non ancora fuori registro. ***(*) (Enogea - avril 2002). Percentage Grape: 85 % sémillon, 10 % sauvignon, 5 % muscadelle SAUTERNES Soil: 7,5 Hectaresà Sauternes. Jeunes, vieilles et très vieilles vignes. Graves sableuses sur sous-sol argilo-graveleux profond ; point haut de Sauternes ; exposition sud-est et sud-ouest. Growing Climate: Raisins botrytisés concentrés, transport en comportes, remplissage du pressoir par transvasage, pressurage pneumatique, sélection des jus. Date of Harvest: Fin septembre, octobre Age of Barrel: 1, 2, 3 ans Type of Wood: chène Level of Toast: moyen Date of Bottling: 2004/02/01 Alcohol Percentage: 14 % PH: 3.8 Aging Potential: 20 ans minimum Aging Time: 30 mois Sugar Rate: 51+ g/l Total Acidity: 4 Free SO2: 60 Cork Material: liège Cork Size: 49x24

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Château Lamothe de Haux:
Château Lamothe has belonged to the family since 1956. Château Sauvage was added in 1978 and Château Manos in 1991. Anne and Fabrice Néel took over the estate in 1972. They have been assisted since 1997 by their daughter, Maria, and her husband, Damien. They began with 6 hectares in 1972 their 3 estates now total 85 hectares. The vineyards consist of 59 ha of red wine varieties (60% merlot, 30... Read more
Château Lamothe has belonged to the family since 1956. Château Sauvage was added in 1978 and Château Manos in 1991. Anne and Fabrice Néel took over the estate in 1972. They have been assisted since 1997 by their daughter, Maria, and her husband, Damien. They began with 6 hectares in 1972 their 3 estates now total 85 hectares. The vineyards consist of 59 ha of red wine varieties (60% merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc) and 26 ha of white wine varieties (40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 20% Muscadelle). Read less

Tasting Notes: FRENCH : Un beau vin séduisant par son nez de fruits confits, ample et persistant, d'une belle complexité, bien gras, avec une bouche très onctueuse, idéal sur une volaille rôtie. (Guide DUSSERT-GERBER 2007). 16,5/20 - (La Revue du Vin de France 2007). 16/20 - (GaultMillau 2007) Le vin encore trouble, affiche de magnifiques promesses qui vont faire date dans l'histoire de ce cru qui ne cesse de progresser. Les arômes de zestes d'agrumes s'associentà une bouche épicée, d'une grande richesse de liqueur et de belle longueur. L'ensemble possède beaucoup d'équilibre. 8,5/10 ****(*)(La Revue du Vin de France - juin 2002) (Carnets de dégustation Bettane & Desseauve - 22 avril 2002). ENGLISH : Subtle yet complex, with honey, floral, mineral and apple tart character. Medium to full-bodied, with a medium sweetness and a long fresh finish. Good intensity. Best after 2006. (90/100 - James Suckling - The Wine Spectator- 15 septembre 2004). Nose is rich and powerful. Lovely creamy richness on the palate, showing very good potential. **** (Decanter - 22 avril 2002). Thick and very good indeed. Superb concentration of dried fruits, from pineapples to mango, with masses of spices. Full-bodied, very sweet and a long, long finish. I really like this. James.Suckling. 92-94/100 - (Wine Spectator - 28 mars 2002). ITALIAN : Gran bel vino quello di Lamothe Despujols, che va ben oltre le piu rosee aspettative e che francamente, sull'esperienza delle annate precedenti, ho giudicato con un po' di prudenza. Davvero ottimo comunque l'impatto al palato, con la sensazione grassa ben ravvivata dall'acidita  e che insieme permettono al vino di avere una lunghezza davvero eccelente. Meno convincente la componente aromatica, che a piu riprese mette in luce una vena iodata non trascurabile, anche se al momento non ancora fuori registro. ***(*) (Enogea - avril 2002). Percentage Grape: 85 % sémillon, 10 % sauvignon, 5 % muscadelle SAUTERNES Soil: 7,5 Hectaresà Sauternes. Jeunes, vieilles et très vieilles vignes. Graves sableuses sur sous-sol argilo-graveleux profond ; point haut de Sauternes ; exposition sud-est et sud-ouest. Growing Climate: Raisins botrytisés concentrés, transport en comportes, remplissage du pressoir par transvasage, pressurage pneumatique, sélection des jus. Date of Harvest: Fin septembre, octobre Age of Barrel: 1, 2, 3 ans Type of Wood: chène Level of Toast: moyen Date of Bottling: 2004/02/01 Alcohol Percentage: 14 % PH: 3.8 Aging Potential: 20 ans minimum Aging Time: 30 mois Sugar Rate: 51+ g/l Total Acidity: 4 Free SO2: 60 Cork Material: liège Cork Size: 49x24

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