Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Château Lamothe Cissac 2005 - Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc, Bordeaux
Sharing dad's treasure again, here we go from Chile!!! --> of France~
Legs: long tears
Smell: Strong alcohol, majority dominated by Cabernat Sauvignon, some hazelnut / corn smell, should be from other grapes, blended.
1st taste: thick tannin, tar, fruitful, mouthful of berries, heavy body is comparatively acidic
2nd taste: flowery, tannin is still strong, body is more balance than 1st taste, hint of vanilla from aftertaste
Comment: can age for a while. Shall have this wine with meat rather than enjoy it alone. Cheese is a good companion.
The vineyards of Château Lamothe Cissace were planted by the Fabre family in 1967 on clay and limestone soils and gravel slopes. Spread over 33 hectares..
As there were already 17 Châteaux bearing the name of Lamothe in Gironde at that time, Gabriel Fabre called his estate Lamothe-Cissac to avoid any confusion. Business prospered from then and in 1991, Gabriel’s son, Vincent took over the running of the property along with winemaker Luc Fabre and sister Marie-Odile Fabre-Roger.
Classified as a Cru Bourgeois, Lamothe Cissac’s flagship wine comprises 70% Cabernet Sauvignon (for firmness, longevity and nobility), 26% Merlot (richness and smoothness), 2% Cabernet France (suppleness) and 2% Petit Verdot (breeding and distinction).