Region of France: Bordeaux
Grape: Cabernet sauvignon 54%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Merlot 38%
Colour: Very beautiful and dark color with purple reflections
Nose: The nose is powerful and dense, complex of very ripe black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry)
Taste: The attack is fresh and powerful, characteristic of a relatively young Medoc. The palate has also very ripe black fruits. The woodiness is still very present and gives it roundness and charm. The tannins are strong and augur well for a long life in the cellar
Pairing: It goes well with a large variety of meals, whether red meats or sauces, but also with grilled meats, cheese and dark chocolate desserts
Storytelling: Beautiful and concentrated, the owner really likes this vintage. Straight and structured, the Médoc 2012 was enhanced by a very beautiful Indian summer.
Producer: Chateau Hourbanon In 1974, this family estate that was originally established in 1895, was entirely restructured by Remi Delayat, who was passionate about Medoc wines. Hugues Delayat took over the familial estate in 1997. He operates with a great respect of the typicity of the Medoc wines, of the terroir and environment. The vines are 40 years old, planted at high-density and low yield. It leads to very concentrated wines, mainly based on Cabernet-Sauvignon, with a great ability to age.