2015 Lamothe Castera, Bordeaux SKU #1312825

$9.99

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In case you haven’t yet heard, the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux was another in a string of greatest vintages of the century, following in the hallowed footsteps of 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2010. While I can’t help making a bit of fun of the hyperbole that the Bordelaise seem so often to invoke, the 2015 vintage is indeed fantastic. You would be wise to indulge in it. I have now travelled eight times to Bordeaux to taste en Primeur, and I can say unequivocally that 2015 is equal to 2009 and 2010 in quality. With Classified Growth Bordeaux prices ranging from $30 to $1,200 a bottle, we have come to expect them to be great. But the real test of a vintage is the affordable wines, and in 2015 they are outstanding. To get a wine of the quality of the 2015 Château Lamothe Castera for only $8.99 is unbelievable! Lamothe Castera is a 75-hectare estate located in the Entre-deux-Mers area of Bordeaux. It’s owned by Renaud and Claire Jean, who fashion the wine from both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The 2015 Lamothe Castera comes from 30-year-old vines and is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot aged in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine has a dark cherry and blackberry feel with rich berry aromas, hints of dark chocolate and mocha notes. Supple and approachable, this is an ideally affordable Bordeaux, a wine you can enjoy on a nightly basis without breaking the bank. (Alex Pross, K&L Wine Club director)

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    8/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Grown on well-drained gravel and clay soils, this attractively crimson-hued Bordeaux is a mouthwatering blend of 45% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, delivering delightful aromas and supple, round flavors of cherry, blackcurrant, vanilla and toast, with smoothly-defined tannins. Pair with a grass-fed burger and swiss cheese, this is an excellent everyday Bordeaux value from a fine vintage.
    Top Value!

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