2006 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux

Chateau Lamothe de Haux

Varietal: Bordeaux (60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc)
Region: France
Cost: $20.50

Ruby red in color with soft aromas with flavors to match.  Crushed berries and cedar on the nose are a lead into a smooth, slightly fruity medium-bodied red.  Pairs well with chicken, pork, and veal.

Recommendations: My first impression of this wine was that it wasn’t what I was expecting.  When I first got the bottle, I was excited about a bit, bold Bordeaux to pair with a steak or some pasta (which is what I did pair it with).  That is not the wine I drank.

Smooth and subtle is probably the best way to describe this wine, and whereas I had thought I was going to get large, full-bodied wine, instead I got a medium-bodied wine that wasn’t disappointing in and of itself, but certainly was a let-down compared to what I thought I would be drinking.

Now, that being said, this is still a very good wine.  However, if you’re expecting a full-bodied wine, you may want to look elsewhere, as this certainly isn’t it.

Special thanks to the International Wine of the Month Club for supplying the wine for this review.

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