Probably the finest wine I have tasted from this estate in the southern end of the Medoc, the 2009 is made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Proprietor Verena Raoux has turned out a wine with loads of black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some loamy soil undertones and unsmoked cigar tobacco.....
- Robert Parker
- 55% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 45% Merlot
The property comprises more than 170 hectares, 100 hectaresof which are planted with vines, at a density of more than 9,000 plants per hectare. The vines are tended with great care; de-budding, de-leafing and green harvests result in concentrated grapes ripened to perfection. The sandy gravel of the terroir has its own role to play in bringing out the characteristic style of Château d’Arcins