1986 Arrosee 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Grand Cru Classe/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

RP 92   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 92

For L'Arrosee, this vintage has taken an atypically long time to round into shape. It has always possessed considerable power as well as a muscular, concentrated style and hefty tannin. Beginning to shed its tannin, it reveals an intriguing dusty herb, black cherry, kirsch, and mineral-scented nose, with subtle vanillin from new oak in the background. There are medium-bodied, concentrated flavors with some firm tannin, but by and large this is a very accessible wine. It remains youthful, with only a hint of amber at the edge of its deep ruby/purple color. This will undoubtedly be one of L'Arrosee's longest lived wines since their 1961.

Drink Dates: 1997-2012
Author: Robert Parker


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: G
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 11/16/2013

Rating: 93
Author: Martin Wong
Trust Rating: 82
Tasted On: 09/06/2014

Rating: 92
Author: AKantardjian
Trust Rating: 29
Tasted On: 12/06/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
Tasted great the first day! Rich, calm, and flawless, with a strong cherry flavor. I was excited to taste this on day 2 to see if there was any more improvement (which i always check for), but...it remained consistent with Day 1. Excellent wine for amateurs as well as connoisseurs!

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Rating: 90
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 10/23/2014

Rating: 89
Author: Thanos
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/17/2013
Weak effort. Wine was still quite tannic but the fruit was gone. Drink again in 3-4 years. No resdults guearranteeed.

Average rating: 90, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

765 bottles owned by 179 collectors.

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About This Producer


A denizen of St. Emilion, the l'Arrosee estate is an oft forgotten (and under-classified) property producing wines of power and fleshiness, uniquely tempered with a fragrant richness and subtle layering quality that creates a lovely, almost Burgundian, muscular elegance. In its beginnings, the estate was run by Pierre Magne, Minister to Napoleon III. For the past five years, the chateau has been run by new proprietors, Roger and Jean-Philippe Caille. The new ownership is undoubtedly the starting point for the rebirth of this St.-Emilion Grand Cru.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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