2010 Hyot, Côtes de Castillon

SKU #1112617 90 points Wine Spectator

 *Smart Buy* Very ripe, offering saturated cassis, blackberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit flavors that are racy and distinctive, thanks to fresh acidity and sleek tannins. The long finish has nice density. Drink now through 2016.  (3/ 2012)

89 points James Suckling

 Excellent density of fruit, with velvety tannins and a chocolate and berry aftertaste.  (4/ 2011)

Wine Enthusiast

 While there is a strong element of new wood in this wine, it also has plenty of ripe black fruits. So it makes a wine that is powerful, potentially complex in 4-5 years with richness and a solid, serious final character.  (3/ 2013)

K&L Notes

A delicious 2010 Merlot-based red. Plenty of structure and lingering on the palate. Black fruit flavors abound. Superb value. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer)

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 By: Elaine Travels |  Review Date: 11/11/2012 
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Complex cassis & rosemary nose, round & smooth mineral finish, best after decanting for an hour.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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