Château Lamothe de Haux
Lamothe Cuvée Traditionnelle Rouge Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2014
(distributed by Polaner in NY and NJ).
This is the classic cuvée produced by the Chombarts with 150.000 bottles per year. Merlot plays here the first fiddle with 60% of the total, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). This is a fruity and easy drinking entry level wine with smooth tannins and never aggressive on the palate. An easy pairing would be roasted chicken breast and well cured cheeses. Pleasent to drink it when young, can be still enjoyed 5 years from the harvest.