Château Hourtin-Ducasse 2018
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Rated 91 and a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge 2020 in London: "Stewed blackberry potpourri, good intensity, ox blood and minerality. Good depth and rich palate. One to watch" (Panel Chair: Ulrich Hoffmann, Co-Chair: Helen McGinn)
Selected and rated 89 by Andreas Larsson
Selected and rated * by 1001 Dégustations 2021
Selected by the Dussert Gerber Guide 2021: "A success with this Haut-Médoc 2018... it is a wine rich in color as well as in aromas, well fleshed as it should be, with very good evolution, powerful and supple mouthfeel at the same time. "
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Beautiful deep, ruby, sustained colour.
Fine nose, precise, fruity (black fruits), vanilla, spicy (sweet spices), fresh, long, a few touches of liquorice. The nose asserts itself in the air with elegance.
On the palate, an ample, concentrated wine, without heaviness, fruity, spicy (pepper). Nice touch of tannins, powdery tannins. Long fruity return.
Serving temperature: 14 - 15° C.
Harmonises with: ceps à la bordelaise, fresh foie gras en papillote, eggs en meurette, lamprey, monkfish with red pepper cream, lamb chops with herbs, veal liver with basil. Uncooked pressed cheese (saint-nectaire, ossau iraty...). Pear with red wine.