Chateau Arnauld Haut Médoc
Chateau Arnauld is an exceptional wine from an exceptional terroir. Between Margaux and Moulis, this property is situated on one of the most select gravel outcrops on the edge of the Gironde river, a situation which has also made the reputation of its neighbours, Chateau Chasse Spleen and Chateau Poujeaux.
Very deep colour, still young, very dark ruby with crimson reflections. Roasted on the nose with slightly smoky notes of coffee, mocha. Some notes of black pepper, blackcurrant and blackberry. Remarkably full on the palate with a very well integrated tannic structure and great class. The finish is very long, mineral and with liquorice. Still has some very good years ahead of it.
To be decanted 2 hours before tasting
Haut Médoc - Cru Bourgeois
Medoc style pruning with two spurs. Traditional soil tilling with mounding up in winter and uncovering and levelling out in Spring. De-budding, manual leaf thinning on the side the sun rises and thinning out of bunches to determine the quantity of grapes on each vine. Yield : 38 hls/ha
Serving temperature :
Enjoy from now until 2025-2030
5 hectares of vines. Soils : Deep gravel soils dating from the quaternary (Gunz) on the plateau of Arcins, near the Gironde estuary which tempers the climate. Density of planting : 10 000 vines/ha. Average age: 40 years
Oceanic with influence from the Gironde river.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon which offers structure, aromas and fruit.
43% Merlot which offers smooth richness.
Food and Wine pairings
Sirloin steak with mushrooms Bordelaise, small game birds, venison in wine sauce.
Scores and awards
DECANTER : 95/100 "Outstanding"
James Suckling : 92/100
Jean Marc Quarin : 90/100
Gold medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
Guide Hachette : 2 étoiles
Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2013
Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013