Chombart & Speck Cave Mystère Merlot 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some big bold black cherries and black plum notes that punch well above it’s price point. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice edgy tannins and acidity. Fresh out of the bottle there were some tart green notes but these passed quickly. For the price, this is a bargoon. I would give this a solid 88. Yumm. From the LCBO web site, check stock. This is a Vine de Bordeaux which basically means the grapes came from somewhere in Bordeaux. I wouldn’t consider this a long term keeper, drink within the next couple years.


750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  17232$18.95 (0)

Chombart & Speck Cave Mystère Merlot 2018 from LCBO

Cave Mystère is a collaboration between Ontario’s Speck brothers (Henry of Pelham) and Bordeaux’s Damien Chombart of Château Lamothe de Haux. The château’s cellars date back to the 1700s, when the miles of limestone caves beneath the vineyards were excavated to provide building materials for the construction of the city of Bordeaux. These caves have provided shelter since prehistoric times, and the walls bear the marks of both primitive tools and the pickaxes of 18th-century French labourers. This Merlot marries the ripeness and juiciness of a New World wine with the finesse and elegance of the Old World. Expect a luxuriously textured wine, with black fruit, herbs and oak spice. Pair with lamb.


Release Date:November 14, 2020750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:Château Lamothe de HauxSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Merlot

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