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Chateau l'Arrosee Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2006

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk.Viticulture in the Saint Emiliuon area goes back to at least Roman times.Appellation status was awarded for red wines in 1936 and a system of classification set up in 1954. Chateau L'Arrosee was a small family concern although it has now been merged with neighbouring Chateau Quintus.My wine consists of 60% merlot,20% cabernet franc and 20% cabernet sauvignon and spent a year in new oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb stew.It is a very old fashioned and heavy bottle There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit with suggestions of coffee or smoke and some soft and smooth but well structured tannins.In short this is an equisite claret

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Château L'Arrosée:
Chateau I'Arrosee takes its name from an underground spring and has a long history having once been owned by one of Napoleon III's ministers.It was bought by the Dupuch/Rodhain family in 1911.The grapes used to be sent to the local co-operative but in 1956 they started making their own wine..In 2002 it was bought by the Caille family who made considereable investment and improvements ... Read more
Chateau I'Arrosee takes its name from an underground spring and has a long history having once been owned by one of Napoleon III's ministers.It was bought by the Dupuch/Rodhain family in 1911.The grapes used to be sent to the local co-operative but in 1956 they started making their own wine..In 2002 it was bought by the Caille family who made considereable investment and improvements but in 2013 it was bought by Clarence Dillon,owner of first growth Chateau Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan who combined the estate with that of neighbouring Chateau Quintus which he also owned. The 9.5 hectare estate 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

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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04/23/2019

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk.Viticulture in the Saint Emiliuon area goes back to at least Roman times.Appellation status was awarded for red wines in 1936 and a system of classification set up in 1954. Chateau L'Arrosee was a small family concern although it has now been merged with neighbouring Chateau Quintus.My wine consists of 60% merlot,20% cabernet franc and 20% cabernet sauvignon and spent a year in new oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb stew.It is a very old fashioned and heavy bottle There is plenty of a blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit with suggestions of coffee or smoke and some soft and smooth but well structured tannins.In short this is an equisite claret




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