Full Review

Chateau Hyot

Chateau Hyot
2015 Reserve, Côtes de Castillon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Chateau Hyot
2015 Reserve, Côtes de Castillon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of wood smoked meat and lit candle, gherkin, bubbly berry pie crust, and latin herbs with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a stimulating, medium-long finish revealing accents of craisin, nuts, and birch bark with chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. An intriguingly herbal and smoky French red practically begging smoked and grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wood smoked meat and lit candle, gherkin, bubbly berry pie crust, and Latin herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of craisin, nuts, and birch bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Fajitas, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguingly herbal and smoky French red practically begging smoked and grilled meats.

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.