2012 Chateau Lamothe-Cissac, Haut Medoc

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A traditional style of Bordeaux that has elegance and savoury fruit in abundance. Exhibits a dark ruby colour in the first years. Aerating the wine displays a large spectrum of aromas: notes of red (blackcurrant) and jammy fruits associated with soft spices and subtle vanilla. Well-balanced palate with soft tannins and a very delicate finish. Excellent age worthiness. Cellaring a few years will develop a complex mix of leather, undergrowth and smoky notes.

In Roman times, the terroir around the estate was already famous for producing quality wines. Remnants of a Roman villa have been discovered close to the Château. In 1964, Gabriel Fabre purchased the property. The whole vineyard had to be replanted and the winery completely rebuilt. Vincent Fabre, his son, took over the management of the estate in 1991. The 33 hectare vineyard is located partly on the commune of CISSAC adjacent to Pauillac and partly on the plateau of Vertheuil contiguous with Saint-Estèphe. The gravelly subsoil is covered with a clayey limestone topsoil in some areas and a clayey gravel topsoil in other areas.