Château Hostens-Picant Cuvée d'Exception Lucullus 2014

• Grape variety: 80% merlot - 20% cabernet franc

• Vinification/maturation: Vinification in 65 hectoliter wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Maturation in barre ls for 12 to 15 months.

• Serving temperature: 16-17 degrees Celsius

• Food pairings: Red meats, semi-dry cheeses, gourmet cooking

• Tasting notes: This wine is characterized by an intense nose of black cherries and licorice which is lifted by notes of Iris flower.
In the mouth, Lucullus is initially soft and smooth. Then, a tight and full tannic structure develops into a complex chalky and licorice finish.

• Aging potential: 20+ years

Ideal serving temperature: 16-17°C

Place in carafe one hour before serving

A fine choice for savory, rare dishes, spring lamb and semi-dry cheeses, or can be the
accompaniment of choice for gastronomic cuisine.

The Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2017: 15.5
- la Revue du Vin de France, June 2015: 15-16
- Gold medal at the Bordeaux wine competition 2016
- US journalist James Suckling: 91
- British journalist Jancis Robinson: 16.5
- British journalist Tim Atkin: 92
- Gold medal at the SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine
Awards 2017
- Article in the Cuisine et vins de France magazine, April-
May 2017
- Coup de Coeur price at the Wuhan festival 2016