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CHÂTEAU HAUCHAT 2016 AC Fronsac
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Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Fairly intense, gently complex, plum nose with some bright, raspberry-tinged, red-licorice-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured albeit still surprisingly youthful, firm, ripe but retrained, plum flavours with a lingering, high acid, herbes de Provence and red-peppercorn-tinged finish. A well-priced Bordeaux to match roast beef or perhaps a rib steak. This 100% Merlot was aged for 15 months in 1/3 new, 1-year and 2-year barrels. The third REPEAT of the 2016 (never presented) was last released on December 7, 2019 at $17.95. CSPC 123489
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Firm, Dry, Youthful
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is a slim, youthful but quite complex and well balanced Bordeaux from the right-bank, merlot dominant appellation of Fronsac. It is classic/traditional Bordeaux but I often find that is the nature of Fronsac, a bit stern, lean and mineral. There is raspberry fruit, tea/shrubbiness and some earthiness and greenness on the finish. Fairly tannic too but not out of balance. The length is very good. Best 2021 to 2024. If serving sooner let it aerate an hour in a decanter. Score - 88 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Aug. 19, 2019) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 13, 2020
Cases bought 999 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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