Château d'Arsac, SHC, 2005

  Château d'Arsac

Château d'Arsac, SHC

"Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 D'Arsac has plenty of dark berry fruit tinged with tobacco on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, quite sharp in the mouth, edgy with a light navy influence on the slightly tinny finish. Give this another year in bottle."

88/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Sept 2017

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Margaux

The wines tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbour St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, a patchwork of vineyards with lesser parcels classed purely as Haut-Médoc. A myriad of soil mixtures can be found, clay, limestone, and gravel. Though quality is not always consistent here, the potential is great as more Margaux properties were included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Graves than any other appellation.

The two leading lights are the highly sought after Châteaux Margaux and Palmer, though there are several other solid performers including Brane-Cantenac, Rauzan-Ségla, Durfort-Vivens, Lascombes, Giscours, Ferrières, Malescot St Exupery and Luc Thienpont’s new boutique vineyard, Clos des Quatre Vents.