Château Hourtin-Ducasse 2016


Size | 1/2 CASE (6 BOTTLES @ 21.00€ PER BOTTLE)


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  • Product Description

      Appellation | Haut Médoc

      Grape | Merlot 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon 38%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1%

      Ageing | Alcoholic fermentation in open barrels (50% of the harvest), malolactic fermentation in barrels (100%), maturing during 13 months in barrels, among which 41% are new oak

      Tasting notes | Quite sustained shiny color with a fruity nose (ripe red fruits), smoky, sweet spices (turmeric, saffron), floral, complex. The nose develops as the wine breathes to ripe fruits, mentholated, fine vanilla, melted wood

      Paring | Duck terrine with hazelnuts, carpaccio of duck breast (coarse salt and olive oil), or try Milanese risotto, beef cheek stew, lamprey and comté cheese

      Drinking | Now until 2035

      Critic notes/Awards | Rated 91 and Editor's Choice by Wine Enthusiast
      91 for a barrel sample by Wine Enthusiast
      90 by Gilbert & Gaillard
      A silver medal at the 2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards, in Hong Kong
      A bronze medal at the 2019 Concours des Vignerons.
      Bronze medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, in London


      Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).


      The Château

      Located in Saint-Sauveur, on the surrounding of Pauillac, their former owners, in the 18th and 19th centuries, Messrs Hourtin and Ducasse, gave their name to this area. The Marengo family acquired it in 1976 and for more than 40 years they have been taking care of it with their 7 children. 

      Current owner: Michel & Marie Marengo
      Soils: gravel, chalk, clay
      Farming: The management of the vine in conservation agriculture (which borrows certain techniques from biodynamics or organic farming) makes it possible to support it by using the natural capacities of plants to treat the vines, to work the soil, to promote diversity between the rows, allow the vines to strengthen and thus express themselves fully. 
      Vines: average 45 years old

  • Shipping & Delivery Information

      Subscription Deliveries

      Oui Cellar 3 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month (March, June, September and December). 

      Oui Cellar 6 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month closest to your sign up date and every 6 months thereafter. 



      Online Store Deliveries

      Cases from the online store will be shipped as soon as you make your purchase, no matter what date or time of year. 



      Where do we ship?

      We are currently shipping to France, UK, EU, and the USA. 

      If you have a query about shipping to your country please contact us

      Our Southern Hemisphere friends, sit tight! We currently working through the getting the best shipping and tax rates so we can ship to you in 2022. Stay tuned *and thirsty. 



      Shipping & Taxes

      Oui Cellar partners with a specialist wine shipping company to ensure your premium wines are transported and delivered in perfect condition. Insurance is included in the costs, in the very unlikely scenario that something goes wrong in the process, you are 100% covered.

      Shipping rates & taxes vary according to Country in accordance with local tax & governance. Relevant charges are applied at checkout. As a guide, costs for France, UK and USA below:






      € 28.85

      € 65.00

      € 90.28


      € 31.85

      € 65.00

      € 59.95



      € 40.00

      € 50.00



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