2012 Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Saint Emilion & Satellites
Village Saint Emilion
Classification Grand Cru Classé

The nose is sweet with a strong black fruit influence but the red fruits that come through on the palate refresh and give a bright feel to the finish. 2016-25 Rating: 88-91 Derek Smedley MW, (Dec 2013)

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This Saint Emilion cru has light red berry and bergamot-scented fruit on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied but I feel in this year, it is rather one-dimensional and missing the complexity and nuance that I know it can offer. It seems to drift on the finish. Rating: 84-86 Neal Martin, (May 2013)

With one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon in St Emilion, it’s no surprise that this blend has good acidity and freshness. What’s more suprising is that it’s quite light in style, with lovely floral aromas and fine, textured tannins. The chocolatey oak is prominent, but appealing. A château on the up. Drink: 2018-28 Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, (Apr 2013)

Shows a coating of singed vanilla, but the leafy core and modest cherry and pomegranate notes emerge quickly. Features a light tomato hint on the finish. Rating: 83-86 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Apr 2013)

Château l'Arrosée

The 9ha estate of Château l'Arrosée enjoyed a renaissance under the ownership of Roger and Jean-Philippe Caille who bought the property in 2002. A new winery was completed in 2004 with the aim of taking l'Arrosée back to its glory days in the 19th Century when it was among the leading lights of St Emilion. The estate's steady progression can only continue under the ownership of Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of the neighbouring Château Quintus and the famous Château Haut Brion, who bought l'Arrosée in 2013. The vineyards are planted with 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and, very unusually for St Emilion, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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