Chateau Hyot Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2015


SKU 04044


Château Hyot has such pretty aromas of dark cherries, plums, spices and smoke with mildly earthy characteristics. The wine possesses a medium to full body and is well balanced showing lovely mix of fruit and acidity. Wonderful flavors of plums, spices and fresh spring florals continue to persist all the way through the finish.  A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon made from vines averaging 40 years planted in gravel and clay-limestone soils, all of the grapes are harvested by hand. Winemaker Amélie Aubert seeks a terroir-driven wine, combining sophisticated structure with balance and freshness.  A deep respect for the vine is the driving force behind her philosophy and approach to making wine. "Quality is not possible with quantity", she explains, "and I want my wine to capture the essence of this fantastic terroir in its moderate oceanic climate."
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Cotes de Castillon
Brand Chateau Hyot
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis is a ripe, fruity wine with its black-currant fruit and balanced sweet tannins. It has a fine elegant texture and juicy acidity. All these elements promise a wine that will be delicious to drink from 2019. The daughters of owners Bernadette Faure and Alain Aubert oversee vineyards, winemaking and marketing.Editors' Choice

  • ws90

Wine SpectatorFrankly toasty, sporting a mocha frame around a core of warmed plum and blackberry confiture notes. Light tobacco and licorice accents fill in on the finish, where the toast still holds sway. This has the fruit. For fans of the style. Best from 2018 through 2024.

  • js90

James SucklingPlenty of espresso flavors, dark fruit and hints of dried flowers. The palate is medium-to full-bodied with a lovely core of fruit, accessible tannins and a clean, lovely finish. Drink now or hold.