2018 Chateau Hyot

Year: 2018
Appellation: Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
Country: France
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvigon

"A rich, delicious red from this appellation with berry, plum and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with round tannins and a savory finish. Nice tannin ripeness. Drinkable now, but better in a year or two." (JS)

"A ripe and spicy wine, this shows rich tannins and a solid texture. Juicy blackberry-jelly flavors lighten the load of richness and shed an attractive light on the wine's fruitiness. Drink from 2021. -Roger Voss" (WE)

Winery Notes:
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."