Bois de Lamothe Cotes De Duras Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Trader Joe’s, $3.99

Aaron: For a four dollar bottle, I’m pretty impressed.  We have the “impress a snob” category … this should go in the “fool a snob” catagory.  The potent smell of raspberry cream with just a hint of spice was intriguing and the great balance of earth and fruits on the palate was very pleasant.  The prominent flavors were plum and cherry with some berries but most important, there was no bite at all to this cab.  The tannins were moderate and the flexible body made this excellent for pairing.  90 points

Teri: A great inexpensive bottle to bring to a party, this one is bound to please. Medium acidity and light taste, this red blend of France contains flavors of mulberry and juniper berries with a slight bell pepper taste. A nice equal blend of fruit and earth with noticeable good tannins.  89 points

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