2019 Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée d'exception Lucullus Sainte Foy Bordeaux Wine Tasting Note


2019 Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée d'exception Lucullus  (Sainte Foy Bordeaux) 90

The star of the Sainte Foy appellation offers espresso bean roasted plums, black cherries and licorice on the nose. Ruby in color, the wine is soft, polished, juicy and loaded with sweet, ripe, fresh red fruits, herbs and spices. Drink it young, or age it a few years before opening a bottle. 89-91 Pts

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Hostens Picant Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau La Graviere, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Hostens Picant is better with at least 1-3 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour, helping the wine soften to help develop the aromatic character.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Hostens Picant offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-8 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Hostens Picant with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Hostens Picant is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Hostens Picant is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Hostens Picant is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.