2005 l'Arrosée, St-Émilion (3L)

SKU #1330108 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A Bordeaux that seems to have a Burgundian personality, L’Arrosée’s 2005 displays elegance and finesse, with sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, hints of minerality and earth, but soft tannin, a lush, medium-bodied style, and impressive concentration, purity and overall texture. By no means a blockbuster (in a vintage that produced almost endless numbers of them), this wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 15-20 years. (RP)  (6/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Displays rich, impressive aromas of toasty oak, coffee and meat, with fruity undertones. Full-bodied, with a spicy, fruity palate. There's lots of coffee, meat and berry character on the finish. Balanced and very pretty.  (3/2008)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium red. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, graphite and smoky, nutty oak. Supple, lush and soft but with harmonious acidity giving shape to the currant and smoke flavors. One senses some thoroughly ripe Cabernet here. Finishes with sweet tannins, lingering red fruits and good cut. The best vintage in a long time for this château. (ST)  (6/2008)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark crimson. Well integrated ripe fruit. Sweet start and the acid and tannin are in balance – nice velvety texture and a good drink with a future. (17/20 points)  (2/2009)

K&L Notes

93 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted single blind at Southwold. Ripe and charming on the nose with black cherries and sloes intertwined with some polished new oak. Dense black fruit on the full-bodied palate that remains very tight and lacking the same charm as the bouquet. But there is undeniably wonderful purity with a svelte, plum and blueberry finish. Moderate length. Lovely." (07/2009)

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion