Black fruit and oak at the nose, same at taste but I was deceived, the wine turned on too much earth after an hour...the fruit was barely present and the oak and earth notes were dominant...not what I expected from that wine.
I just finished a 375ml bottle of 2009 Château Lamothe-Bergeron and unfortunately I am not really convinced. The appealing etiquette showing the château as it was constructed in 1868 and the opaque color looked very promising in the beginning. However the bouquet and the palate were heavily dominated by oak. It is a matter of taste but in my opinion they have overdone it with the wood. I stay neutral and do not give any rating because the wine is still much too young to do so.
Opens with an attractive nose of rich, creamy cassis fruit; a touch of earthiness. Not complex but attractive. Good fruit on the palate and rich in tanins. After about 2hrs in decanter, started to lose the nose and the fruit. Oak becomes dominant and there is an increasing astringency and bitterness on the palate. Decent wine if you drink in the first couple of hours; but can do better for the price.
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