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Château Fourcas Hosten has two different complementary terroirs: one is clayey limestone and the other is made up of Pyrenean gravels. As a result, its wines offer a tasty balance of crisp fruit on the attack and multiple layers on the palate with a velvety texture. Subtle, classy tannins make for a very elegant finish.
61% Merlot – 39% Cabernet Sauvignon
This vintage reflects new vineyard practices, in particular reduced yields, that aim to increase concentration and enhance the expression of the wines. Very elegant red fruit aromas, supple on the palate and delicate, mellow tannins.
Very nicely balanced.
55% Merlot – 44% Cabernet Sauvignon – 1% Cabernet Franc
Classy combination of complexity and elegance. Perfectly ripe fruit, dense on the palate with volume and rich suppleness. Good body, rich in subtle, smooth tannins.
This vintage is outstanding in terms of its balance.
54% Merlot – 45% Cabernet Sauvignon – 1% Cabernet Franc
Lasting more than a month, the 2015 harvest required endurance and patience, which was a conscious decision to wait for ideally ripe fruit.
This fortitude is evident in the wine’s strong colour, its pure, sparkling fruit with its velvety aromas and very elegant tannins.
60% Merlot – 39% Cabernet Sauvignon – 1% Cabernet Franc
Displays fine body with classy, flavoursome tannins.
This wine has a lovely aromatic structure with appealing generosity and elegance.
Moderately woody. So moreish!
39% Merlot – 60% Cabernet Sauvignon – 1% Cabernet Franc
Balanced floral nose with hints of blackberry and blackcurrant.
Cabernet Sauvignon-rich blend, subtle, elegant tannins, fresh and very precisely structured.
53% Merlot – 45% Cabernet Sauvignon – 2% Cabernet Franc
Lots of colour, floral and spicy notes on the nose, cherry and blackcurrant.
Clean-cut attack, ripe tannins and very nice balance.
Very tasty wine with depth and concentration.
51% Merlot – 47% Cabernet Sauvignon – 2% Cabernet Franc
Both robust and elegant, this wine is to wait for and long-keeping.
Succulent fruit, toasted, spicy hints. Dense on the palate.
45% Merlot – 55% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe black berries on the nose, delicately spicy wood. Generous, full-bodied and big on the palate.
Well-defined structure, rich tannins thanks to their ripeness and accurate extraction, very long.
Toasted notes of mocha and blackcurrant on the finish. Elegant and complex.
68% Merlot – 32% Cabernet Sauvignon
Beautifully extracted, producing a rich, structured, deep wine.
Ripe fruit with hints of mocha on the bouquet. Mouth-filling and moreish.
Subtle fragrances of vanilla and forest fruits on the finish that features silky, mellowed tannins.
59% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon – 1% Cabernet Franc
This vintage has distinctive balanced tannins and layers of ripe fruit.
Very round and tasty on the palate, soft and supple with roasted coffee notes. Very elegant as it lingers.
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Château Fourcas Hosten
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