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Chateau Lamothe Bergeron History, Overview
Originally, the estate was known as Chateau Lamothe. However, that changed at about the end of the 19th century. The current name of the vineyard takes its name from the name of the place, Lamothe, with the founder of the property, Jacques de Bergeron, combining his name with the place, thus, you have Chateau Lamothe Bergeron. The renaming of the property took place in about 1900.
After a complete renovation of the property and cellars, the estate was purchased by its current owners, the CAPSSA Insurance Company in 2019. Hubert de Bouard has been the consultant for the vineyard starting in 2009.
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The large, 67-hectare vineyard is planted to 52% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The Left Bank vineyard is well situated, as it is not that far from the southern tip of the St. Julien appellation and north of the Margaux appellation.
Vinification takes place in a combination of cement vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in an average of 30% new, French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. There is a second wine, Chateau Romefort. Chateau Lamothe Bergeron produces close to 16,000 cases of wine per vintage.
The best vintages of Chateau Lamothe Bergeron are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, and 2015.
When to Drink Chateau Lamothe Bergeron, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for between 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron is usually better with at least 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Lamothe Bergeron offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-15 years of age after the vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Lamothe Bergeron with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine of Chateau Lamothe Bergeron is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.
Chateau Lamothe Bergeron is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.
Château Lamothe Bergeron Wine Tasting Notes
8 Vintages 12,917 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2021||Château Lamothe Bergeron (Haut-Médoc)|
A solid example of classic, Left Bank Bordeaux focused on its crisp, bright, fresh-edged red currants, peppery herbs, underbrush and tobacco leaf. Forward, medium-bodied with the structure to age for over a decade. Drink from 2023-2033. 88-90
1,300 Views Tasted May 20, 2022
|2020||Château Lamothe Bergeron (Haut-Médoc)|
Fresh, bright and fruity, the wine is medium-bodied, with a core of crisp red, savory berries, cedar and tobacco. Give it a year or two of age enjoy it over the following decade. 88-90 Pts
1,317 Views Tasted May 20, 2021
|2020||Château Lamothe Bergeron Nove (Haut-Médoc)|
Medium-bodied, fresh, forward expression of ripe, red fruits with tinges of vanilla, herbs, tobacco and red currants, with ample fruit on the mid-palate and earthy, bright, chewy finish. 88-90 Pts
1,412 Views Tasted May 20, 2021
|2019||Château Lamothe Bergeron (Haut-Médoc)|
Medium-bodied, soft, forward, early drinking charmer with a sweet, red cherry and plum center that is going to be quite easy to drink on release. Drink from 2022-2031.
996 Views Tasted Mar 29, 2022
Medium-bodied, forward, easy-drinking wine, with fresh red fruits, soft textures and a forward approach. One can and should enjoy this young. 86-88 Pts
1,997 Views Tasted Jun 8, 2020
|2018||Château Lamothe Bergeron (Haut-Médoc)|
Medium-bodied, the wine is round, forward, fresh and juicy. The red fruits are ripe, showing off a touch of licorice with the currants in the finish. Give it 2-4 years in the cellar before pulling a cork and enjoy it over the following 12 years or so.
904 Views Tasted Mar 9, 2021
|2016||Château Lamothe Bergeron Nove (Haut-Médoc)|
With an interesting of citrus, that rides on top of the flowers, black cherry, licorice and smoke, the round textured, wine shows its soft, spicy, red berry character nicely.
1,555 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2016||Château Lamothe Bergeron (Haut-Médoc)|
Medium bodied, forward, easy drinking wine, with clean fruits, soft textures which should be fine to drink on release.
2,404 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château Lamothe Bergeron (Haut-Médoc)|
Soft, round, plummy, medium-bodied, blackberry and black currant-filled wine with lift and ample fruit in the finish. This is fully developed. No decanting is needed. Just pop, pour and enjoy this well-priced Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Drink from 2023-2028.
1,032 Views Tasted Dec 27, 2022