Cabernet Franc

Chateau Hostens Picant Cuvée D'Exceptional Lucullu (2014)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Style: Dry

Alc(%): -

Grade: -

Producer: Chateau Hostens Picant

Serving Temperature(℃): 16-17

Size: 750ml

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Description

Tasting Note:  This wine is characterized by an intense nose of black cherries and licorice which is lifted by notes of Iris flower. In the mouth, Lucullus is initially soft and smooth. Then, a tight and full tannic structure develops into a complex chalky and licorice finish.

Food Matching:  Red meats, semi-dry cheeses, gourmet cooking

Grape variety:  80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Terroir/Vinification

Terroir: Clay-limestone

Vinification:  Vinification in 65 hectoliter wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Maturation in barrels for 12 to 15 months.

Aging potential: 20+ years

Accolades

James Suckling   91 Point!
Jancis Robinson   16.5 Point!
Tim Atkin   92 Point!
Bordeaux wine competition2016  Gold Medal
SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards2017  Gold Medal
Wuhan festival2016   Coup de Coeur
Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards2019  Double Gold Medal
The Guide Bettane & Desseauve2017  15.5 Point!
la Revue du Vin de France2015   15-16 Point!

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