Château Hourtin-Ducasse, 2005, Bordeaux, France
£48.50 (inc VAT)
A long and harsh winter mellowed into a sunny summer and almost perfect conditions for this multiple award winner. All sorts of fruit packed in tight, so tight, in fact, that we recommend you open this a little early because letting it open up is so worth it. Anticipation heightens the pleasure, we hear.
Hourtin-Ducasse is located in the heart of the Haut-Medoc. It’s relatively the baby of all of the Bordelais châteaux and was founded in the 18th-19th centuries by two men, Mr. Hourtin and Mr. Ducasse. The current family is the Marengo family, who aim is to protect the richness of the terroir, stand by their vines, then raise their wines to make each vintage express all its character.