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Château Hourtin-Ducasse 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon blend

Pretty consistent and brilliant garnet red colour. Fruity, smoky nose, slightly indrawn at the opening. Nose of ripe black fruits (blueberry and bilberry jam), peppery, finely like brioche, mellow woody, young, a few notes of spring undergrowth. Suave attack, grainy, fresh, salivating beautiful tannins. Young and dashing fruity return (red berries). A charming grand classical wine. Serving temperature: 16 - 17° C. Harmonises with: rack of lamb, roast dove, spiced pigeon...

 Producer Château Hourtin-Ducasse
 Region Haut-Médoc
 Country France
 Varietals Cabernet SauvignonMerlotCabernet FrancPetit Verdot
 Alcohol 12.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2005

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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on August 26, 2015

The Opulence

Mentions:
A Bronze Medal at the 2007 Challenge International du Vin in Bourg and Blaye in France
Cru bourgeois, 2003 classification

New oak:
65%

Production:
95 000 bottles

Tasting (February 7th, 2015 – Marc Quertinier, oenologist): Ruby young colour with garnet-red glints. Rich, complex, balsamic, powerful, gamey nose at first that refined with the air, while keeping its mineral powerful (hot pebbles), typical Cabernet. Young and still shy in the mouth. An elegant wine, restrained, tight, young (one still bite the Cabernet berry). Mineral finish (flint). A young and promising wine.

Serving temperature: 13°C.

Harmonises with: roast shoulder of young lamb, pheasant with cabbage, roasted partridge with juniper, hare with ceps stew

About the Producer

Château Hourtin-Ducasse
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Château Hourtin-Ducasse

Saint-Sauveur-du-Médoc, Gironde, France Saint-Sauveur-du-Médoc, Gironde, France

The Château Hourtin-Ducasse vineyard is located in Saint-Sauveur, a village bordering Pauillac. The estate produces a Haut-Médoc, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, two former owners, Mr. Hourtin and Mr. Ducasse, gave the wine its name. In 1976, our family, the...

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