Chateau d’Arche 2003

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Chateau d’Arche – 2nd Growth Sauternes

Bill BlatchOne of the hottest and certainly the quickest, earliest harvest in history, with a gigantic onrush of botrytis on very concentrated grapes in September, 2003 produced an expectedly rich, roasted, fat quality of wine. However it was never going to be as quick a developer as the reds, and there will be some wonderful medium-term keeping wines as well as wines for right now. The Ch d’Arche is no exception, gloriously full and opulent with an enormous smoothness to it. Great now but will go another 10 years.

£238.33 / case

Wine Advocate – Score 90/100

International Wine Cellar – Score 89/100: Pale yellow-gold. Peach, coconut and menthol.

Wine Spectator – Score 92/100: Aromas of ripe apples and honey.

Jancis Robinson – Score 18/20: Deep gold. Rich and broad.

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All prices are £ per case, ExVAT UK and include FREE UK mainland delivery. Wines are currently in Bordeaux and will be shipped in April 2011 for onward delivery.

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