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Chateau Hostens Picant Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Hostens Picant, Bordeaux Wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

The modern era for Chateau Hostens Picant starts in 1986, when Yves and Nadine Hostens Picant purchased the estate. It took 4 years before they produced the first vintage of Chateau Hostens Picant. This was necessary because at the time of the purchase, the vineyard and wine making facilities were in serious need of renovation. In 1986, only 19 of the estates 42 hectares were even planted! The next major decision was to bring in the team of Stephane Dernoncourt to consult. This took place in 2004.

The 42 hectare vineyard of Chateau Hostens Picant produces both red and white Bordeaux wine. 32 hectares are devoted to red wine grapes, and the remaining 10 hectares are dedicated to the production of Bordeaux Blanc. The terroir is gravel, clay and limestone soils. For the red wine, the vineyard is planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. For the white wine, the vineyard is planted to 55% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare. This represented a major change in the vineyard because prior to their purchase of the estate, the vineyard was only planted to 3,200 vines per hectare.

To produce the wine of Chateau Hostens Picant, the wine is vinified in a combination of 21, stainless steel and wood vats that vary in size from 65 hectoliters up to 250 hectoliters. On average, the wine is aged in 33% new, French oak for about 18 months.

Chateau Hostens Picant produces 3 wines: Chateau-Hosten -Picant, Chateau Hostens Picant Cuvee d’Exception Lucullus, Chateau Hostens Picant Cuvee des Demoiselles. For their high end wine, Hostens Picant Cuvee d’Exception Lucullus, the wine which made its debut in 1998, is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for 18 months. The total production for all three wines is about 18,500 cases.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Hostens-Picant

    1. Citrus and tangy red berries in the nose, light and easy going, with an approachable, fresh, light cherry finish. From a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. 83-85 Pts

      84 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Hostens-Picant

    1. Light and dominated by red berries, this medium-bodied wine ends with a red fruit finish. 83-85 Pts

      84 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée d'exception Lucullus

    1. The blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc reached 14% alcohol. The black cherry, licorice-centric wine offers soft textures and a medium-bodied cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Hostens-Picant

    1. A simple, straight forward, generic Bordeaux wine in an easy to like style. I'd drink this over the next few years.

      85 points - Tasted
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  5. 2010 Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée d'exception Lucullus

    1. Forward, this modern styled, plump, round wine delivers lot of sweet, ripe black cherries, chocolate, smoke, fennel, coffee bean and blackberries. The wine is already drinking well.

      90 points - Tasted
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  6. 2009 Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée d'exception Lucullus

    1. Lucullus Cuvee d’Exception is the top wine from Hostens Picant. Stone, licorice and blackberry jam scents open to a medium bodied with soft, round textures that ends with a tasty plummy finish.

      89 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Lucullus Cuvee d’Exception is the top wine from Hostens Picant. Minerals, dark fruit, blackberries, and pepper combined with soft, round textures are the signature of this wine. 87-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  7. 2009 Château Hostens-Picant

    1. Forest floor, spice strawberry and pepper on the nose, medium bodied with some green notes amongst the black raspberry flavors are found in the slightly drying finish.

      85 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Hostens Picant is a medium bodied, soft textured wine with berries and hints of cocoa in the finish. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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