Monday, August 25, 2008

Chateau Bois de Lamothe, Cotes de Duras 2007

Another great affordable wine. I think I got this for less than $10 at Trader Joe's.

On the nose, lots of green veggies, especially asparagus, as well as some red berries.

In the mouth, the asparagus flavor carries through from the nose, and there are also cranberries and some herbs. This is a very tart wine, good acidity and some tannins on the finish. At 12.5 percent alcohol level, this is a wine you can drink several glasses of during dinner and not stagger away in a daze.

Red wines made from the Cotes de Duras region use Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes, according to The Wine Info Site.

4 comments:

Adam B. said...

Nice description. It's a little tight and unbalanced, as one might expect from a young vintage, but you can't beat the value here. I think I paid $3.99 at my local TJ's. Devious thought: the label design is noble and elegant, looking like a much more expensive wine. If you friends aren't routine winezap.com visitors, you can bring this bottle to a party and folks will applaud your taste for offering such an impressive Bordeaux!

Jason said...

Sounds interesting, always happy to give something a try if others are enjoying it...Here are some of my favorite Trader Joe's Wines if you are interested...

Cheers,
Jason

jason said...

I tracked this one down and can confirm Adam's price tag of $3.99...enjoying it tonight...

jason said...

Finally got around to posting this one. Noticed the blend is similar to the Dynamic Red Table Wine I recommended which is %55 Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon... Thought that might be a good omen for you...