2006 La Gatte Cuvee Butte, Bordeaux (Previously $16)
Look beyond the name of this wine, and discover a bountry of beautiful juice at a crazy price! The La Butte parcel sits behind the La Gatte château, perched on a hill with an impressive slope towards the Dordogne river. The vineyard is composed of 100% Merlot, replanted in 1958. The rich limestone is visible from the surface and gives naturally low yields. The Merlot picked from La Butte - regardless of vintage - is marked by very dark color, velvety texture, deep, complex, spicy flavors and great length.