2011 L'Arrosée, St-Emilion

SKU #1090926 92-93 points James Suckling

 Full body, with a solid core of ripe fruit and mineral, stone, chocolate and sweet-ripe fruit. Sold and silky tannins. Very well done for the vintage. I like this better than many past vintages.  (4/2012)

88-91 points Wine Spectator

 Dark in profile, with a strong cocoa frame to the blackberry and fig notes. Polished in texture, but more heft than purity in the end. (JM)  (4/2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A juicy, seductive, dark plum/garnet-colored effort, this 2011 reveals plenty of bing cherry-like fruit intermixed with spice and earth notes. Round, plush, charming and delicious, this medium-bodied wine should evolve for a decade. (RP)  (4/2014)

K&L Notes

Ripe blueberry spice on the nose. Sweet, juicy texture on the palate, with balanced, ripe tannins. This property is doing well of late. 88-91 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "The l’Arrossee has a lively, oyster shell nose with copious sweet cassis and blueberry fruit that manages to retain fine delineation. The palate is well balanced with ripe rounded blackberry and raspberry on the entry. This is natural, refined, focused with harmony right towards the sensual finish. Very fine." (05/2012)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/21/2017 | Send Email
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I actually liked this wine better than their 2010 or 2012 (last vintage at Arrosee). It has fine structure and plenty of blackberry and spice on the nose and palate.
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Saint Emilion