Chateau Hyot Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2015
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."
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Cotes de Castillon|
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.