We just made a special purchase of the 2015 vintage of Chateau Hourtou. This full-bodied red blend surprised us with its delicious dark fruit flavors and surprising complexity. The rich, ripe fruit flavors are very pleasing and really showcase the quality of the 2015 vintage in Bordeaux. We would expect to pay at least $20.00 for this wine, but getting this bottle for $14.95 makes this a steal.
Cotes de Bourg is an Appellation d'origine controlee (AOC) for Bordeaux wine situated around the small town of Bourg-sur-Gironde near Bordeaux, France. The first vineyards in the area were founded by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, Bourg was a major port for wine and the vineyards developed at the same tempo as the estuary traffic. The average age of Hourtou vines is 40; some are up to one hundred years old – a sure sign that the fruit will be concentrated.
This special purchase of the remaining bottles from the 2015 vintage is one of our best Bordeaux buys in recent memory. Chateau Hourtou is a delicious wine, which would make a terrific case purchase. We only have a limited amount available. When it's gone it's gone!
Vibrant ruby in color. Expressive aromas of violets, currants, red and black fruits, blackberry and vanilla on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and generous with rich fruit and a creamy mouth filling texture. Red and black currants, crème de cassis and blackberries persist on this fresh and thirst-quenching red.
JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS - "This is very structured for this appellation with steely tannins and a generosity of plum and currant fruit. Full-bodied, round and savory. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold but better in 2020."