What a superb wine is this 2003 Ch. Arnauld from the Haut-Médoc, located between Margaux and Saint Julien. For its age and considering the difficulty of the vintage, this is a very accomplished Bordeaux and goes down as a highlight of the year for me.
The nose is overtly spicy, with scents of clove and orange bitters among the dark cherry fruit. The palate is full of vigour, featuring tart cherry, cedar, graphite, a touch of vanilla and plentiful acidity. Even the fine grained tannins are well placed in this eighteen year old wine. Impressive stuff. — 20 days ago
例の5本で税別1万円の赤ワイン福袋のひとつ、通常価格は5000円とのこと。やや甘めのアタックでチリカベもびっくりな濃厚さ。シルキーなタンニンによるアフターがすっごく長い。2018年ものなのでもう少し寝かせたかったです。 — 21 days ago
2003 vintage, the dark red berry notes are gone in the beginning and emerging with time. leather, tobacco, hint of herbs. — 5 days ago
The wines was perfect! It aged so well and showed richness of aromas such as tosted, vanilla, ‘sous bois’, mushrooms, dried berries and figs, and a hint of eucalyptus
The tannins are so velvet, the acidity is refreshing yet and the finish is delicious!
Very good wine!
Grapes: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon e 19% Merlot
French oak: 12 months
Half bottle. Drink now: not suitable for ageing more! — 18 days ago
Surprised! This 70 was so delicious and still showing some primary flavors...love these steals! — 17 days ago
A staple! High acid, rich, and still so refreshing. Simple, food wine at its best! — 12 days ago
Subtle nose but fruity and velvety taste... classic pinot noir from Meyer-Fonné cru Gallus... try this with a carpaccio of beef — 12 days ago
A great wine for drinking not thinking. Only getting more lovely over the years. — 11 days ago
This wine completes my ‘01 - ‘04 vertical and was the best of the four! Not sure what wine others were drinking but this rocked!
45+ minute decant. Dark red color with a brownish rim. Nose had massive cedar and dark cherries. Medium plus depth filled with wood, graphite, licorice, and cherries. Refined and very elegant texture. Close to prime drinking age, but has some years left. Medium finish.
Miss London and these great Bordeaux. I need to reduce the Napa Cab in my cellar more in favor of these. — 8 hours ago