We recently had a Château Fourcas-Hosten 2003, bought a few days earlier for the sum of 12 euro. It was a fantastic Bordeaux – classic in style with cedar wood and firm tannins (despite the hot summer of 2003) – and the price was as fantastic.
Who says Bordeaux wines are expensive?
The chateaux in Listrac, although very well situated on the Médoc peninsula, close to Margaux and Saint-Julien, are often very affordable. They can be as good as their more famous neighbours closer to the Gironde, but you pay maybe 50 % less.
Château Fourcas Hosten has 47 hectares of vines and in 2008 they started renovating both outside in the vineyard and the vinification cellar and the ageing cellar and they now work with small (50 and 100 hectolitres) concrete tanks and oak tanks for fermenting. http://www.fourcas-hosten.fr/
You can also watch a video interview that we did with the owner of Chateau Fourcas Hosten, Renaud Momméja, in the video section.
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