Chateau d’Arche 1996

Chateau d'Arche 2009 En Primeur Sauternes

Chateau d’Arche – 2nd Growth Sauternes

Bill Blatch: I don’t often say this because it is against my Sauternes principles, but here is the perfect pudding wine : all softness and sweetness, with a sort of globular mouthfeel that coats the palate and imparts all the fatness and glycerine that a good Sauternes can yield, especially when it is at maturity like this. This is a fat, spicey wine, the spice probably coming from what used to be new oak flavours that have settled into the honeyed Doisy Daene type of botrytis of the fruit and combined to form a luscious, very Sémillon harmony.

£250.63 / case

Wine Advocate – Score 85/100

International Wine Cellar – Score 87/100

Decanter –4/5: Musky nose. Sweet mulberry flavours; good texture.

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