2010 Fourcas Hosten, Listrac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1120890 91-92 points James Suckling

 Excellent intensity here, with spice, dark fruits and roasted coffee. Full and velvety. Long finish. Best ever?  (4/2011)

89-91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Big, bold, tannic wine, the dry core of tannins leavened by the black currant juice acidity. There is some extraction and a strong wood element, although the wine does profit from its freshness.  (6/2011)

Jancis Robinson

 Blueish tinge. Amazingly intense. Lifted and perfumed. Something a bit floral on the nose. Lots of zest and great structure plus masses of ripe fruit. More embryonic than some. Dry finish. Lots in reserve here. Lovely youthful wine. Real freshness. 17/20 points.  (4/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Slightly deeper than its sibling namesake, Fourcas Dupre, the 2010 Fourcas Hostens exhibits some notes of cigar smoke, red currants, roasted herbs in a straightforward, slightly deeper style. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.  (2/2013)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Opaque inky-purple. Delicate floral aromas of violet and lavender perk up richer black cherry, licorice, and graphite elements. Fresh and juicy, with a rather cool character and good definition to its gently extracted cherry flavor. Finishes moderately long and firm, with mounting but fine tannins.  (5/2011)

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2013 | Send Email
Big wine. Lots of ripe fruit, wood spice and lots of wood tannins and structure but with plenty of richness.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/4/2013 | Send Email
This property was recently purchased by the Hermes group, and the wine is stunning. As silky as a Hermes scarf. By far the best wine ever produced here. It is quirte forward almost like the 2009 vintage. Long lingering finish. At UGC: Wow and double wow. By far their best wine. New ownership has really rejuvenated this property; a must-buy.

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