Chateau Lamothe Cissac, Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc
Chateau Lamothe Cissac 2005/06
Chateau Lamothe Cissac 2005/06, Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc
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, the grapes planted include Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. 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.
Haut-Médoc is actually south of the Médoc region and such as Médoc is the land of red wine. They are generous, not too powerful red wines with a delicate bouquet of vanilla and black fruits.
This special cuvee, produced only in great years (2005 was the best vintage in Bordeaux since the monumental year of 2000.), is made from grapes harvested in the oldest part of the vineyard where the vines are on average over 60 years old. A long maceration followed by twelve months in new oak barriques results in a classic old-fashioned claret.
There are plenty of intense berries in the aristocratic bouquet. The taste is rich and intense with a long juice and powerful finish.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 70% | Merlot 26% | Cabernet Franc 2% | Petit Verdot 2%
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