Château de la Huste

Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

8.943 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Bryan Hopkins

Blueberry and cherry yielding to leather and tobacco

Blueberry and cherry yielding to leather and tobacco

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2019
Matt Trader

Buy this up. It doesn't get better for $20. Incredible value, and will see another 10 years at least, and in the world of 2015 Bordeaux so far, none are cheap. Black plum skin, black cherries, graphite, chalky mineral, tobacco, black licorice, bell pepper, mocha; tannins finely integrated, and focused in the wine, with medium body and already showing promise.

Buy this up. It doesn't get better for $20. Incredible value, and will see another 10 years at least, and in the world of 2015 Bordeaux so far, none are cheap. Black plum skin, black cherries, graphite, chalky mineral, tobacco, black licorice, bell pepper, mocha; tannins finely integrated, and focused in the wine, with medium body and already showing promise.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2017
Eryn Flynn

Really smooth on the palate

Really smooth on the palate

Nov 7th, 2019
David Jacobs

Just a classic fronsac. Some funk, good acid and nice lush front.

Just a classic fronsac. Some funk, good acid and nice lush front.

Jan 1st, 2019
gypsy vigil

Beautiful late summer evening and a delicious meal shared with this guy...decanted for an hour of so and expressing a very fruit forward nose with pipe tobacco elements. To the palate we have dark plum and cherry followed by more pipe tobacco and licorice. Mild tannins and med finish. Drink now as I do not believe it could stand up to any real aging... nice though.

Beautiful late summer evening and a delicious meal shared with this guy...decanted for an hour of so and expressing a very fruit forward nose with pipe tobacco elements. To the palate we have dark plum and cherry followed by more pipe tobacco and licorice. Mild tannins and med finish. Drink now as I do not believe it could stand up to any real aging... nice though.

Aug 29th, 2018
Anil Saxena

Great recommendation from Total Wine! Really nice Bordeaux with a lot of rich, jamminess. Can get a little too oaky if you let it sit for too long. But who would do that?

Great recommendation from Total Wine! Really nice Bordeaux with a lot of rich, jamminess. Can get a little too oaky if you let it sit for too long. But who would do that?

Jul 16th, 2018
Matthew Zold

Red fruit, cherry, vanilla, leather, Earth. Well balanced between sweet and dry. Good tannins, not too strong. I like it!

Red fruit, cherry, vanilla, leather, Earth. Well balanced between sweet and dry. Good tannins, not too strong. I like it!

Jun 18th, 2018
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 5/26/28

#steakandclaret night. Paired nicely with a pan seared ribeye.

This is another Chateau owned by the makers of Chateau Dalem.

Nose of plums and black cherry start to reveal some earth and graphite notes with time in the decanter. Palate with more red fruits. After a couple of hours more mocha flavors emerge. Medium, well integrated tannins and a relatively long finish in the 40 second range. Like many of the '15's I've had, you can drink now for primary fruit, or age a few years. Nice, but I do prefer the Chateau Dalem for a few more dollars.

3/21/8/4/4 +50 = 90 pts

Drank 5/26/28

#steakandclaret night. Paired nicely with a pan seared ribeye.

This is another Chateau owned by the makers of Chateau Dalem.

Nose of plums and black cherry start to reveal some earth and graphite notes with time in the decanter. Palate with more red fruits. After a couple of hours more mocha flavors emerge. Medium, well integrated tannins and a relatively long finish in the 40 second range. Like many of the '15's I've had, you can drink now for primary fruit, or age a few years. Nice, but I do prefer the Chateau Dalem for a few more dollars.

3/21/8/4/4 +50 = 90 pts

May 26th, 2018
Masa Kuzume

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 14% alc.

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 14% alc.

May 19th, 2018
Shanna Mertel

Dry, but a good red wine.

Dry, but a good red wine.

Apr 8th, 2018