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Arrosee L Bordeaux Blend Wine 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The house style of elegance and finesse comes through once again and is perfectly poised for success in a year of ripe wines. There are hints of herbal complexity in the subtle aromas. A touch simple now but with more power than 2009 the mid-palate has some generous fruit as the wine ends with some significant and powerful tannins. Will be best from 2026-2030. Chuck Hayward.

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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

The house style of elegance and finesse comes through once again and is perfectly poised for success in a year of ripe wines. There are hints of herbal complexity in the subtle aromas. A touch simple now but with more power than 2009 the mid-palate has some generous fruit as the wine ends with some significant and powerful tannins. Will be best from 2026-2030. Chuck Hayward.


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

2010: The dense ruby/purple-hued 2010 possesses copious notes of graphite blueberries and black raspberry liqueur intermixed with subtle smoky oak. A more structured effort than other recent vintages deep pure full-bodied and impressive this property has regained its momentum over the last 4-5 years and their 2010 is another powerful yet elegant effort that admirably translates its terroir. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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

A very toasty but integrated style with warm espresso and mocha leading the way for a really supple palate of black currant plum sauce and cassis flavors. The toast holds a slight lead on the finish leaving a slightly cedary dusting but this is lengthy and dense enough to hold on while it melds in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2024. -JM Wine Spectator.


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

2010: The dense ruby/purple-hued 2010 possesses copious notes of graphite blueberries and black raspberry liqueur intermixed with subtle smoky oak. A more structured effort than other recent vintages deep pure full-bodied and impressive this property has regained its momentum over the last 4-5 years and their 2010 is another powerful yet elegant effort that admirably translates its terroir. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. Robert Parkers Wine Advo


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The l


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