Château Arnauld

Tasting

Very dense, deep ruby colour with crimson reflections. Very good clarity. On the nose, menthol and cedar notes accompanied by subtle toasted and smoked notes. The palate is fleshy with powerful and refined tannins, still taut. Very good balance overall, with the long and slightly liquorice finish giving class.

To be decanted 2 hours before tasting

Enjoy from now until 2025-2030

NOTES & AWARDS

• TASTED 100% BLIND: 92/100 by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson
• WINE ENTHUSIAST: 92/100
• DECANTER: 91/100
• JAMES SUCKLING: 91/100
• GOLD MEDAL: MUNDUS VINI
• JANCIS ROBINSON : 16,5

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• CHRIS KISSACK: 16/20 This has a dark, perfumed and characterful nose, with some confit berry sweetness,
tempered by a grainy note. It has a nicely textured palate, quite soft, supple and well integrated, the tannic backbone
well buried within a moderately charming texture. This is fresh, bright, really quite correct and poised. The finish is
gripped with tannin of course, but overall the composition feels very sound and balanced. Well done.
• SILVER MEDAL: Concours Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada

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APPELLATION:Haut-Médoc – Cru Bourgeois

CLASSEMENT:Cru Bourgeois

VINEYARD:
– 17,2 hectares of vines
– Soil: a deep layer of Quaternary Gunzian gravel on the Arcins plateau, near the Gironde estuary, which moderates weather conditions here
– Planting density: 10 000 vines per hectare
– Average age of vines: 40 years old.

GRAPE VARIETALS:
– 70% Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure, aromas and fruitiness
– 20% Merlot gives roundness and richness
– 10% Petit Verdot that offers colour, structure and freshness

FINAL BLEND:
– 63% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 27% Merlot
– 10% Petit Verdot

VINIFICATION:
100% manual harvest with sorting on the vine and two sortings before destemming on harvest conveyor.
100% new barrel ageing for 16 to 18 months.

HARVEST START DATE:
29 september