Château Haut Boutisse 2012 is a wonderful wine. As it slowly opens up notes of blackberry, cherry, spices, licorice and hints of roasted coffee all come together in this medium to full-bodied wine. The velvety tannins provide a gorgeous mouthfeel all the way through the finish. Look to give it another few years of bottle age for it to flesh out, but overall a great for this vintage.
A classically firm wine, it gains weight and richness from the juicy black plum fruits. The firm, dry structure underlies the natural ripe fruitiness. It needs to soften out, drink to 2019.
Bordeaux has a cool marine coastal climate, with mild weather and no dry season. Bordeaux reds tend to be lower in alcohol and are slightly lighter in body.
Stylistically, they exhibit more nuanced flavors and less up-front fruit. Sophisticated and elegant, they pair well with game meats, roast lamb, or hearty beef stews.
Bordeaux is the largest wine producing region in France. It consists of two major areas—the Left and the Right Bank. Both lie in the heart of the Gironde estuary and are further divided by its tributaries, the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers.