2006 La Gatte Cuvee Butte, Bordeaux (Previously $16)

SKU #1060755

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.

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/2/2010  | Send Email
The La Butte parcel sits behind the La Gatte château, perched upon a hill with an impressive slope towards the Dordogne River. It has bright red fruit on the nose, with a bit of spice in the background. The softer and fleshier mouthfeel is full of red fruit and spice that lingers throughout the finish. There is only a bit of astringency with bright acidity. This will change your mind about Merlot.

 By: AndyG |  Review Date: 12/31/2011 
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The 2005 vintage of La Gatte La Butte was terrific. The 2006 is decent but the fruit is a bit thin. Although not a wine to cellar, it's a solid value at $12.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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