from September 25
Cabernet-Sauvignon 61%, Merlot 28%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 6%
malolactic in barrels (100%)
in barrels (100%), 36% new oak
Alc. by vol. 12.5%
AND ALC. BY VOL.
Château Hourtin-Ducasse 2002
Cru bourgeois, 1932 classification
Very beautiful deep garnet color.
Full nose of ripe fruit, raisined, fruit paste, fleshy, sweet, rice powder, light meaty touches.
On the palate, full, long, fat. Slightly tight tannins, fruity return. Holds well with ventilation.
Beautiful 2002, with always a good presence.
Harmonises with: navarin of lamb, veal liver with Florentine…