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Snooth User: Nantana k

Bordeaux 2008 - Silver medal (Drink it or keep it)

Posted by Nantana k, Mar 24, 2011.

I bought this bottle today as i was looking for Red to eat with my pasta meat ball tomato sauce.

for this young wine which has just come out and get Silver medal from Concours General Agricole of Paris 2009.

From Grand vin de Bordeaux - Chateau Lamothe.

i can drink it now or keep it for 2015 or 2017.

so..........i decided to drink it and if it taste good i will go buy the rest of 3 bottles i saw on shelf :)

will let you guys know what it taste .



Reply by Nantana k, Mar 24, 2011.

it taste a bit sweet and fruity i would say....but nice so will buy more to keep for 2015 or 2017 :D

Reply by zufrieden, Mar 26, 2011.

This is a Cotes de Boug wine, I believe - though not one I am familiar with from tasting experience.  Apparently, it has been receiving fairly good reviews in recent years.  If you liked this wine, I would look for the 2009 later this year (superior vintage).

Any news on the price you paid for the wine and where you purchased it?

Reply by dmcker, Mar 26, 2011.

Also, it's probably not the perfect match for spaghetti and meatballs in a tomato ragu. For that food combination, look more for something like a sangiovese from Toscana (chianti, brunello, etc.) or a nebbiolo (barbaresco, barolol, etc.) from Italy. They have more acid to match up to the tomato attack.

Glad you liked the Bordeaux, though. Remember your experience with it now, then drink the next three at two year intervals and note the difference.

Viva la difference! Ain't wine fun?  ;-)

Reply by duncan 906, Mar 27, 2011.

There are more than one Chateau Lamothe,one being a 2nd cru classe Sauterne and another a cru bourgous Haut Medoc neither of which are yours.It is possible that yours is the same one I reviewed the 1985 vintage of for Snooth a while back although the label is different It is a typical merlot dominated right bank claret.I would also remember that Chateau Lamothe was not the only winner of a silver medal in that yearly competition

Reply by Nantana k, Mar 28, 2011.

@Zufrieden - i got it from the super market near home Singapore for 24S$ which is a good price (For me), went back and bought 2 more for keep for a few years :)

@dmcker - thank you for your guidance i have just started to learn more about wine last year and really love tasting it with food and cheese, I started with French wine as i go to Paris quite often and Bordeaux is wine region i like. please do share more :D when you have chance, THKS

@duncan906 , yes i guess there are more than one Chateau lamothe i looked through the award paged posted on web and found it is a different lable (-*-), but you are right this wine has more Merlot (60%)+ 20% Cabernet sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. there are many wine yard winning even gold and silver medal from 2008. :)

thank you all for sharing. HAve a nice evening :)

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