søndag 3. juli 2016

Château Fourcas Hosten

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2018 Château Fourcas Hosten
MAR 19 Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, scented notes nose. Elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries, spices, detailed, elegant texture even with more structure behind, long. Fourcas Hosten seems to be setting a new pace these days. 90-92

2017 Château Fourcas Hosten
APR 18 Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, herbs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, leaner. 86-88

2016 Château Fourcas Hosten
MAY 19 Ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, spices and blueberries, elegant texture, long. 90

2016 Château Fourcas Hosten
APR 17 Ruby, cassis, fruity, vanilla, spices nose, floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, juicy and elegant, following the lovely 2015 from here, Fourcas Hosten seems to aim for a new level. Long finish. 89-91

2016 Les Cèdres d’Hosten
MAY 19 Ruby. Herbs, anise and blueberries nose, light. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise herbs and nettles, light and lean. 84

2015 Château Fourcas Hosten
APR 16 Ruby. Dark fruits, spices, blueberries, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, rounded, elegant, long. One of the best vintages I’ve tasted from Fourcas Hosten. 89-91

2013 Château Fourcas Hosten
APR 14 Ruby. Fruity, some herbs, red berries, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, dryish, more elegant finish. 84-86

2012 Château Fourcas Hosten
APR 13 Ruby. Slightly scented, fruity, ever so slightly ripe tone to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner body, fairly elegant, good length. 84-86

2010 Château Fourcas Hosten
JUN 11 Fruity, elegant, nicely textured. 87-88

2010 Château Fourcas Hosten
JUN 11 Ruby, cassis, nice intensity, balance and texture, nothing green and unripe that has been a slightly too austere style from here, this is the best I've tasted so far from Fourcas Hosten. 86-87

2008 Château Fourcas Hosten
NOV 15 Ruby. Light red berries, cassis and vanilla nose, faintly floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity if leaner, red berries finish. 87

2007 Château Fourcas Hosten
MAR 20 Ruby, just starting thin brick rim. Some tobacco, dates, cassis and figs nose, faint leather. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red fruits, anise, some spices, lighter bodied yet with some depth, maturing nicely, good length. 88

2007 Château Fourcas Hosten
JAN 19 61M 39CF Ruby. Herbs, paprika, vanilla and blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, anise, lighter bodied, blueberries and paprika, good length. Drink over the next five to ten years. 86

1999 Château Fourcas Hosten
MAY 13 Ruby, thin garnet rim. Paprika, red fruits, cassis and dates nose. Lean. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, skinny, cassis and anise, herbs, classic, good length. 88

1998 Château Fourcas Hosten
OCT 08 Ruby. Cassis, some herbs, leaner nose and body, tobacco notes and leather, some will say skinny but sat well with entrecôte. 88

1997 Château Fourcas Hosten
NOV 10 Ruby with garnet rim. Lean bell peppers nose, some cassis notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, leaner, dates, evolving, drink soon. 86

1996 Château Fourcas Hosten
JAN 14 Ruby, thin garnet rim. Classic tobacco, anise, some spices, leaner nose, some herbs. Fresh acidity, bit rustic tannins, anise, leather, lacks a bit of body, cassis, herbs, good length. 88

1995 Château Fourcas Hosten
NOV 15 Ruby, thin garnet rim. A bit more rounded than a 1996 a few months back, tannins better balanced, red fruits, cassis, leaner bodied, bit thin finish. 87

1993 Château Fourcas Hosten
SEP 12 Ruby, brick rim. Slightly of rose petals, cassis and herbs. Lean but classic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, leanish body but surprisingly together. 82

1988 Château Fourcas Hosten
APR 12 Ruby with brick rim. Some anise, spices, red fruits, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, dates and paprika, lean bodied with rough tannins. 85

1982 Châteu Fourcas Hosten
MAY 14 Ruby with thin orange rim. Dusty, figs and plums, slightly floral, tiring. Fresh acidity, soft tannins, tiring, lean, some figs holding on, drying. 82

1982 Château Fourcas Hosten
AUG 08 Ruby, brick rim. Dark fruits, anise, coffee, some floral notes behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lighter, cherries, anise and leather, good length. 88

1982 Château Fourcas Hosten
JAN 06 Ruby, brick rim, soaked cork. Paprika, blueberries, anise, coffee notes, cigars. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some blueberries, cherry stones, bitter notes, good length. 89

1979 Château Fourcas-Hosten
APR 11 Ruby with orange rim. Redcurrants and herbs nose. Fresh acidity, lean, thin and drying. 83

1978 Château Fourcas-Hosten
DEC 10 Brick with orange rim. Some anise, figs and leather nose. Fresh acidity, astringent tannins, lean and sweet and sour. 84

1975 Château Fourcas-Hosten
SEP 11 Only a faulty storage bottle tasted, but 70's Fourcas-Hosten is rarely impressive

1971 Château Fourcas-Hosten
JAN 10 Thin, lean, herbal and drying.

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