Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chateau Hauchat 2008 Fronsac (France)

Word on the street is that this is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc - not a Cabernet Sauvignon grape in sight.  This is what I call a "mom wine" - mom does not like a lot of tannins, she likes the fruit and spice but is not huge fan of the dryingness of tannins; and this wine has what mom is looking for.  The nose is black fruit oriented, there are some herbs and and a smoothness to the wine that is (believe it or not) sniffable.  The palate is smooth and seductive - the fruit isn't in your face, in fact it is wrapped in a lightly wooded glove, but that wood is not overbearing and makes this wine smooth and easy to drink.  Not sure this is a bottle I would hold for any length of time, but it sure does go down easy now.

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Food Is Good said...
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Kelly Hughes said...

I'm a Mom. I like tannins. I also like your reviews, I really do, but I'm disappointed in your sexist generalization. Really? Dude, it's 2013.

Great wine though, best value Bordeax I've seen in a long time. Despite the lack of tannins.

Kelly Hughes said...
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