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L'Arrosée 2009

SubregionSt Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2009L'Arrosée NewBT20460.001291 RP2451.11110933333391.0091.00Arrosee0.75
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Tasting Notes

It has been many years since l'Arrosee made a wine this brilliant. Always one of the more delicate, Burgundian-styled St.-Emilions, the 2009 exhibits seductive, beautiful raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with hints of minerality as well as spicy oak. Lavishly concentrated, full and fresh, ethereal in both its texture and weight, and light on its feet, it can be drunk early in life yet has the stuffing and balance to last 20-25+ years.

Note: Bottle variation was an issue. This note is for the best tasting examples. Drink: 2012 - 2037

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (199), March 2012

This outstanding l'Arrosee is consistent with the Burgundian style that this terroir routinely produces. Never massive, at its best it offers intense flavors of kirsch, raspberry, crushed rock, and spice box. The full-bodied flavors are ethereal in their delicacy. Full, but stylish, precise, intense, and never heavy, this beauty can be drunk early or cellared for two decades or more. (Tasted three times.)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

The 2009 L’Arrosée does not possess the most complex aromatics amongst the Saint-Émilions, although it is fresh and conveys a sense of joie-de-vivre. Perhaps it does not quite have the same amplitude as the finest wines. The palate is quite sharp on the entry with a citric-like note that lends good tension, although overall it just does not quite deliver the complexity and persistence of the best wines in this vintage. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019

Tasted at the Association de Crus Classé tasting at Grand Pontet. A blend of 44% Merlot and 28% each of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, this has a relatively taciturn nose that takes some coaxing: blackberry, plum, a touch of molasses and orange zest. The palate is well balanced with espresso-tinged black fruits, nicely defined, focused, quite toasty towards the finish but it has great harmony. It just misses a little complexity and weight. Tasted March 2010.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2010

Silky and very pretty with cedar and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean finish.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010

Clearly a distinguished wine. Long, linear, fresh. Elegant bouquet. Finely worked tannins. Drink 2015-2028.

James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2010
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