Full Review

Chateau Hyot

Chateau Hyot
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Côtes de Castillon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Chateau Hyot
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Côtes de Castillon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee bar, vanilla and caramel custard in a clay pot, blueberry pastry, and hint of wood smoke with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of pomegranate-beet relish, nutskin, and cedar pencil shavings with soft, dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A zesty, appetizing French red that earns a place at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: chocolate toffee bar, vanilla and caramel custard in a clay pot, blueberry pastry, and hint of wood smoke
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pomegranate-beet relish, nutskin, and cedar pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sirloin Tri-tips, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty, appetizing French red that earns a place at the table.

The Producer

Domaines Alain Aubert

The Producer
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Bordeaux Other Red

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Bordeaux reds are made from as many as five red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec (although this last variety is rarely used in Bordeaux these days). While the classified chateaux form the Haut-Medoc are the most famous - and expensive - red wines from Bordeaux, there are several others produced in the region. Cru Bourgeois are excellent wines that are not as celebrated as the top wines of the region, but are fine values and are wines that can drink well for up to a decade.

Another red Bordeaux that is a notable value is Entre-Deux-Mers; wines from this district account for much of the basic Bordeaux reds that are produced today. Other reds from Bordeaux include those labeled as Blaye, Cotes-de-Bourg and Fronsac.