Chateau d’Arche 2003
Chateau d’Arche – 2nd Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: One 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