Chateau Lamothe Cuvée Valentine France 2005

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.2 % Type of Vine: Merlot

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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

Member Reviews for Chateau Lamothe Cuvée Valentine France

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Snooth User: penguinoid
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3.00 5
07/10/2009

Started out quite dark and liquorice-dominated, becoming softer as it breathed a little. Blackberry, leather and some cough-medicine-like notes. A good wine, but not a great wine as it is a bit lacking in length.


Snooth User: Agnieszka Wasik
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2.50 5
10/25/2007

Beautiful deep gold color. Palate on the nose is not too intensive, very fruity with flavors of pear, exotic fruits and a bit of herbal (grass) aroma. In mouth, the wine is quite round, silky and a little sweet, but dry. Strong fruitiness and tender sourness make it a delicate white wine with light body. Specially recommended for hot summer days.


Snooth User: FP010
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4.50 5
05/19/2009

Intense, fruity, structured, delicately wooded, this is an excellent wine that can be kept in cellar a few more years or be drunk now. For less than 10$, it is a great deal I order online on the website ( in French) www.chateaulamothe.com


Snooth User: AAV409
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4.00 5
05/27/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Lamothe Cuvée Valentine France

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Here's a welcome relief from the mediocre vintages of the early 90s, an inexpensive Bordeaux wine with all of the concentration and complexity that put this region on the map. Deep plum and currant flavors shine with spice, cocoa, and vanilla accents. Smooth and accessible for a wine so young, this is a capable companion to roasts of beef, pork, and poultry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This medium-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of cassis, spice box, tobacco and cedar. It finishes elegantly with slight hints of oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

With both a white and a red of value and quality, Château Lamothe de Haux, on the slopes of the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, is now a modern winery inside the remains of a 16th century castle. Seek out the red wood aged Première Cuvée and the fresh unoaked white.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Rich, mouthfilling flavors of blackberry, bing cherry and spice box mingle nicely in a medium-bodied frame. This is the perfect introduction to red Bordeaux, at a price that allows you to enjoy it everyday. Will match well with peppered pork loin or your favorite beef dish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This is the reserve bottling of the already excellent Château Lamothe. Produced from 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine is further aged in new oak casks for 24 months. Stunningly smooth and supple, the wine is warm and generous, offering black plum, chocolate and roasted meat aromas and flavors. It tastes like a $40 St. Emilion - it's that good.



Alcohol Percentage: 12.2 % Type of Vine: Merlot

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