Chateau Fourcas Hosten Half 2005
- Chateau Fourcas Hosten
- Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)
- Merlot (50%)
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
The region is similar to Moulis, which it neighbours and closely resembles, although Listrac wines are a bit more astringently tough and well structured.
Classified as a Cru Bourgeois in 1932, Fourcas-Hosten is arguably the finest producer in Listrac, one of the 6 village appellations of the Haut Médoc. Since 1971 it has been owned by Schröder & Schÿler, the Bordeaux négociant firm that also owns Château Kirwan. The property consists of a château in the centre of the village of Listrac and two separate vineyard plots - one with a gravel-rich soil and the other with a soil rich in clay and limestone.
This is 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. A lovely nose here, firm aromatics, with smoky and exotic fruit notes. Clean but concentrated fruit on the palate with a trace of oak although this is integrating very nicely. A very polished, firm style, although with lovely structure, the clean ripe core of tannins only coming out at the very finish. There are pretty, floral nuances to provide some interest, and a little length to it as well.
A very polished, firm style, although with lovely structure, the clean ripe core of tannins only coming out at the very finish.
Roasted meats, Beef Wellington and cheeses.
Find similar wines