Château Arnauld

Tasting

Very intense crimson colour. Aromas of black fruit, liquorice and violet mixed with subtle notes of vanilla and nutmeg. Immense on the palate, smooth and robust at the same time. A true dimension and magnificent balance with a long, velvety and fruit-filled finish. The first tastings in barrels encourage us to say that we are not far from the best vintages of Château Arnauld.

 

NOTES & AWARDS

  • JAMES SUCKLING: 94/100 The aromas of
    blackberries and iron are really attractive and follow
    through to a full, soft and silky-textured red. Lovely
    fruit and focus to this. Solid. A blend of 70 per cent
    cabernet sauvignon, 20 per cent merlot and ten per
    cent petit verdot. Better after 2022.
  • JANCIS ROBINSON : 17
  • ROBERT PARKER/NEIL MARTIN: 90-92/100
  • MUNDUS VINI: gold medal (march 2019)
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• JEAN MARC QUARIN: 94/100 (Primeurs 2016)
• CHRIS KISSACK: 89/100
• TERRE DE VINS Magazine: 16/20
• CONCOURS AGRICOLE DE PARIS 2018: Silver medal
• CONCOURS DES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE À MACON 2019: Gold Medal
• CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES: Silver medal
• INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2019: Bronze medal
• BETTANE + DESSEAUVE: 15,5/20

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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 VARIETIES:
– 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:
– 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
– 53% Merlot
– 2% de 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:
from 27 September to 20 October