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Arrosee L Bordeaux Blend Wine 2009

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The l

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Château L'Arrosée:
Chateau I'Arrosee has a character with two clearly defined special features. Firstly, the domain is unusual in having two types of land. Part of the vineyard is planted on the sheltered slope to the south west of Saint-Emilion and has the maximum exposure to the sun. This situation is ideal for helping to ensure that the grapes are perfectly mature when they are harvested and the chalky clay so... Read more
Chateau I'Arrosee has a character with two clearly defined special features. Firstly, the domain is unusual in having two types of land. Part of the vineyard is planted on the sheltered slope to the south west of Saint-Emilion and has the maximum exposure to the sun. This situation is ideal for helping to ensure that the grapes are perfectly mature when they are harvested and the chalky clay soil provides a balanced supply of water and minerals for the vines. The other part of the vineyard lies at the foot of the slope where it is hotter. Having the two types of soil increases the chances of obtaining a very good grape compared with a land with a single type of soil. Another particularity is that the merlot grape variety is blended with 20% cabernet franc and. unusually. 20% cabernet sauvignon. Cabernet sauvignon. the great vine of the Medoc region, is not usually planted on clay soils but grows easily here where it is exposed to full sun. Read less

External Reviews for Arrosee L Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The l


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Showy but still nicely defined as brioche and sweetened butter notes lead the way for verbena hazelnut and kaffir lime flavors which all glide nicely through the finish. S


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

It has been many years since l Arrosee made a wine this brilliant. Always one of the more delicate Burgundian-styled St.-Emilions the 2009 exhibits seductive beautiful raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of minerality as well as spicy oak. Lavishly concentrated full and fresh ethereal in both its texture and weight and light on its feet it can be drunk early in life yet has the stuffing and balance to last 20-25+ years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Showy but still nicely defined as brioche and sweetened butter notes lead the way for verbena hazelnut and kaffir lime flavors which all glide nicely through the finish. Simillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. -JM Wine Spectator.




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