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CHÂTEAU HOURTOU 2015 AC Côtes de Bourg
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer
This recently bottled Cote de Bourg was born in an extremely hot dry year. It’s a blend of 80% Merlot, 10 % Cabernet-Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The lot shipped to the LCBO (L026801 on the capsule) still seems quite strident and youthful - especially when you see that 80% of the blend is Merlot which usually has more accesable fruit. Deep violet red colour, the nose is quite youthful and still slightly peppery with some faintly herbal baked plum notes. It is extremely dry on the palate with medium bodied, red pepper tinged, faintly herbal notes and a lingering, rather high acid, somewhat dusty, red brick finish. It has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 630038
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Bright, Savoury, Youthful
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: This is very structured for this appellation with steely tannins and a generosity of plum and currant fruit. Full-bodied, round and savory. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold but better in 2020. Score - 92 (jamessuckling.com, Feb. 2, 2018) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 299 (12 bottles per case)

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

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