2005 Chateau Lamonthe-Bergeron, Haut Medoc


This Cru Bourgeouis blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc has an attractive bouquet of clay, touch of subliminal sweet berry, perfume, lavender and hearty cigarbox. Sound medium bodied with a compact disposition of deep currant, black cherry, vanilla extract, tobacco and wholesome earth, I absolutely loved the integrated oak influence evolving at the back of the midpalate and all the way throughout the lengthy, relaxed finish.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  

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Merlot Misconception


     Back in the Summer of 2006, i was blessed enough to be able to travel Overseas for 3 months and one of the stops me and my Attorney James ” Mick” Ingram made after a reputable recommendation from the “Bar a Vin” in the city center of Bordeaux, was Saint Emillion. Located on the right bank of Bordeaux, Saint Emillion is such a place of solace and purity. As we headed off the train and up a gravel road surrounded by majestic vineyards, clay and limestone, my Attorney and I proceeded to taste wines with such depth, balance, and pristine expressiveness you mine as well have labeled them ” The Nectar from The Gods.”    Not to mention the best Merlot I have ever indulged in, Saint Emillion as well had some of the most expressive Cabernet Franc i have ever had the pleasure of being introduced to.

Such a shame that because of a certain movie; ( Not mentioning any names.)   Merlot has gotten such a bad rap in the United States.  Saint Emillion wines are some of my favorite wines ever!   Keep Believing and Keep Drinking.

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