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Château Hostens-Picant

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2023
87
An interesting blend, due to mildew pressure, the wine blends 89% Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc to produce a sine loaded with cedar, tobacco leaf, mint, wet forest, and red currants. Medium-bodied, almost light, the crisp red berries are fresh, but they fade quickly in the finish. Drink from 2026-2031. 86-88 Pts.

An interesting blend, due to mildew pressure, the wine blends 89% Cabernet Sauvignon with 11% Cabernet Franc to produce a sine loaded with cedar, tobacco leaf, mint, wet forest, and red currants. Medium-bodied, almost light, the crisp red berries are fresh, but they fade quickly in the finish. Drink from 2026-2031. 86-88 Pts.

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2022
88
The medium-bodied, fruity, forward, soft wine is round, ope,n and ready to go with its nice portfolio of sweet, ripe cherries. Drink from 2025-2031. 90-89 Pts.

The medium-bodied, fruity, forward, soft wine is round, ope,n and ready to go with its nice portfolio of sweet, ripe cherries. Drink from 2025-2031. 90-89 Pts.

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2022
92
Floral in nature, due to the large portion of 53% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine is creamy, round, polished, and fruity, with nice definition in the black cherry and crushed stone finish. Give this a few years of age before you pull a cork, and this should be an even better wine. Drink from 2025-2035. 91-93 Pts.

Floral in nature, due to the large portion of 53% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine is creamy, round, polished, and fruity, with nice definition in the black cherry and crushed stone finish. Give this a few years of age before you pull a cork, and this should be an even better wine. Drink from 2025-2035. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
89
Smoke, herbs, and bright, fresh, chewy red fruits and a distinctive floral note are found in the nose as well as in the round, soft, forward, fruit-filled palate. Drink from 2023-2031. 88-90

Smoke, herbs, and bright, fresh, chewy red fruits and a distinctive floral note are found in the nose as well as in the round, soft, forward, fruit-filled palate. Drink from 2023-2031. 88-90

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2021
89
Pineapples, orange rind, white peach, and candied tangerines pop in the perfume. The palate is equal to the nose with all of its sweet white peaches, citrus, spice and lemon curd. Drink from 2024-2028.

Pineapples, orange rind, white peach, and candied tangerines pop in the perfume. The palate is equal to the nose with all of its sweet white peaches, citrus, spice and lemon curd. Drink from 2024-2028.

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2020
90
Juicy, sweet and fresh with a distinctive aromatic character of white peach, spice, pear, lemon oil and green apples. There is a refreshing pop of green apples on the palate with sweetness and lift. This will be best in its refreshing youth. 90 Pts

Juicy, sweet and fresh with a distinctive aromatic character of white peach, spice, pear, lemon oil and green apples. There is a refreshing pop of green apples on the palate with sweetness and lift. This will be best in its refreshing youth. 90 Pts

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2020
86
Dominated by espresso, mocha, smoke, herbs and red fruits, the wine is forward, open, soft, bright, salty and already easy to drink. 85-87 Pts

Dominated by espresso, mocha, smoke, herbs and red fruits, the wine is forward, open, soft, bright, salty and already easy to drink. 85-87 Pts

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2020
90
Spicy, smoky, meaty, herbal and oaky, the fruit is round, soft and polished. Savory in character, with soft, ripe, round tannins and a spicy, earthy character to the plummy finish. Give this a few years of age before you pull a cork, and this could be an even better wine. 89-91 Pts

Spicy, smoky, meaty, herbal and oaky, the fruit is round, soft and polished. Savory in character, with soft, ripe, round tannins and a spicy, earthy character to the plummy finish. Give this a few years of age before you pull a cork, and this could be an even better wine. 89-91 Pts

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2019
86
Spicy, earthy, smoky red fruits and underbrush are on the nose. Medium-bodied, earthy, round and fruity on the palate, the finish combines red berries and green olives with herbs on the rustic backend. 85-87-Pts

Spicy, earthy, smoky red fruits and underbrush are on the nose. Medium-bodied, earthy, round and fruity on the palate, the finish combines red berries and green olives with herbs on the rustic backend. 85-87-Pts

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2019
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

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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2019
88
White peach and green apples pop with freshness and a sweet, yellow citrus peel finish. This will be best in its refreshing youth. 88 Pts

White peach and green apples pop with freshness and a sweet, yellow citrus peel finish. This will be best in its refreshing youth. 88 Pts

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2018
87
Medium-bodied, herbs, bright red fruits and an easy going, earthy, red pit fruit finish with a touch of bitter chocolate and espresso on the back end.

Medium-bodied, herbs, bright red fruits and an easy going, earthy, red pit fruit finish with a touch of bitter chocolate and espresso on the back end.

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Medium-bodied, bright red fruits, with herbs, tobacco and underbrush and red plums. 85-87 Pts

Medium-bodied, bright red fruits, with herbs, tobacco and underbrush and red plums. 85-87 Pts

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2018
91
The undisputed star of the Sainte Foy appellation shows a deep color. Fresh, vibrant, dark red berries, espresso, licorice, cocoa, spice and dark chocolate are found on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with a rich, round palate feel, the wine can be enjoyed early, though a few years will add more complexity here.

The undisputed star of the Sainte Foy appellation shows a deep color. Fresh, vibrant, dark red berries, espresso, licorice, cocoa, spice and dark chocolate are found on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with a rich, round palate feel, the wine can be enjoyed early, though a few years will add more complexity here.

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Lusciously textured, black fruits, soft tannins, licorice, espresso bean and plums come together in a forward styled, already delicious wine. Drink it young, or age it a few years before opening a bottle. 90-92 Pts

Lusciously textured, black fruits, soft tannins, licorice, espresso bean and plums come together in a forward styled, already delicious wine. Drink it young, or age it a few years before opening a bottle. 90-92 Pts

1,271 Views   Tasted
2018
89
White peach, pomelo, lemon curd and a touch of vanilla on the nose and the palate, which is also where you find sweet green apples with lemon peel in the fresh finish. This will be best in its refreshing youth.

White peach, pomelo, lemon curd and a touch of vanilla on the nose and the palate, which is also where you find sweet green apples with lemon peel in the fresh finish. This will be best in its refreshing youth.

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2016
91
Dark in color, the star of the little-known Saint Foy appellation is round, lush and loaded with deep black fruits and cocoa. The wine is fleshy and fruity.

Dark in color, the star of the little-known Saint Foy appellation is round, lush and loaded with deep black fruits and cocoa. The wine is fleshy and fruity.

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Round textures, sweet, lush, red fruits and a juicy mid palate are made even better with a sweet, spicy, plummy finish.

Round textures, sweet, lush, red fruits and a juicy mid palate are made even better with a sweet, spicy, plummy finish.

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2016
90
Earthy black cherry and roasted coffee beans kick things off nicely before moving on to the soft, sweet, forward, blast of juicy cherries and dark chocolate on the palate and in the finish.

Earthy black cherry and roasted coffee beans kick things off nicely before moving on to the soft, sweet, forward, blast of juicy cherries and dark chocolate on the palate and in the finish.

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Licorice, smoke and black raspberry scents open to a soft, sweet, supple, forward, open wine, which will offer its charms on release.

Licorice, smoke and black raspberry scents open to a soft, sweet, supple, forward, open wine, which will offer its charms on release.

2,033 Views   Tasted
2016
90
For early drinking pleasure the wine serves up light notes of yellow citrus fruit with floral accents.

For early drinking pleasure the wine serves up light notes of yellow citrus fruit with floral accents.

1,092 Views   Tasted
2015
87
Round, soft and open, the wine is medium bodied, with juicy plums, raspberries and an easy to like cherry finish.

Round, soft and open, the wine is medium bodied, with juicy plums, raspberries and an easy to like cherry finish.

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2015
91
Supple, round, dark red fruits, with a character driven, polished, ripe, rich, lush fruity finish.

Supple, round, dark red fruits, with a character driven, polished, ripe, rich, lush fruity finish.

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2014
87
Ripe, round, sweet plums, and juicy raspberries, with a sweet, soft, black cherry finish. 86-88 Pts

Ripe, round, sweet plums, and juicy raspberries, with a sweet, soft, black cherry finish. 86-88 Pts

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2014
88
Rich, supple, sweet, dark red fruits, with a round, character driven, polished finish. 87-89 Pts

Rich, supple, sweet, dark red fruits, with a round, character driven, polished finish. 87-89 Pts

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2013
84
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

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

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2012
84
Light and dominated by red berries, this medium-bodied wine ends with a red fruit finish. 83-85 Pts

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

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2012
88
The blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc reached 14% ABV. The black cherry, licorice-centric wine offers soft textures and a medium-bodied cherry finish. 87-89 Pts

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

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2010
90
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.

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.

2,170 Views   Tasted
2010
85
A simple, straight forward, generic Bordeaux wine in an easy to like style. I'd drink this over the next few years.

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

2,273 Views   Tasted
2009
85
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.

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.

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

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

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2009
89
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.

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.

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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

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

3,253 Views   Tasted