Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tasting notes: Chateau Hanteillan, Haut-Medoc, France, 2010

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Original tasting and review : This is Chateau Hanteillan, Haut-Medoc, France, 2010, finished at 14% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep muddy red, grows opaque from about a half inch from the edge.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows soft, classic red fruits.  From the aroma, seems like this will be light and perhaps more aromatic on the palate than on the nose.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact clean, furry red currant.  Bright, lithe and very fresh.  Wants to settle for a few more months or a year or two in bottle.

In summary: Overall, a pleasant experience and one that seems most worth exploring at about six years from vintage date.

Following long decant, partially filled bottle, left 24 hours:  fleshy out some, convinces me it would be worthy trying with more age.

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